BOWMORE Exploration Ltd.
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July 25, 2011 09:00 ET

BOWMORE Begins Drilling at Nueva Escondida Property

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - July 25, 2011) - BOWMORE Exploration Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:BOW)(FRANKFURT:0B5)("Bowmore") is pleased to announce that it has obtained all necessary permits and license for its drill program at the Nueva Escondida property Sonora Mexico (property optioned from Amex Exploration Inc. (TSX VENTURE:AMX) ("Amex"). Bowmore and Amex have retained G4 Drilling Inc. of Val-d'Or, QC., to carry out its program; the drill and crew were mobilized, Saturday July 23rd.

Recent exploration programs in 2010 and 2011 had outlined a significant gold and silver-zinc-lead mineralized zone called the "Rodeo zone" (see news release dated May 19th, 2011).

The diamond drill program consist of 6 to 8 holes for an approximate total of 2000 meters targeting the "Rodeo Zone" a large area of anomalous gold values found in rock and in soils and to test the extensions of the channel surface sampling previously done that returned intersection up to 0.58g/t Au, 116g/t Ag, 3% Pb and 6.6% Zn on 12 meters (as reported by Amex, see press release dated May 17th, 2011). All drill pads have been prepared and drilling should begin on Tuesday.

Mr. Paul Dumas, President and CEO of Bowmore Exploration Ltd., stated: "I am pleased to see that the 2010 and 2011 work program corroborated historical work and has yielded positive results by expanding the Rodeo zone. We have been doing a lot of work to be able to identify this mineralized zone and test drilling it in such a short period of time is encouraging.

The Property

The Property is composed of 8 claims covering over 6,100 hectares and is located in the foothills of the Sierra Madre Occidental gold belt ("SMO"). The SMO is host to reserves of more than 40 Million ounces of gold and 2 Billion ounces of silver. The Nueva Escondida project is situated within the Basin and Range Province located at the western edge of the Sierra Madre Occidental.

Jean-Marie Pronovost P. Geo. and is the Qualified Person as defined by Canadian NI 43-101 who has reviewed this news release and is responsible for the technical information reported herein.

About BOWMORE

BOWMORE is a Canadian exploration mining company focused on precious metal exploration in Canada and Mexico.

For further information on BOWMORE, visit www.bowmorexploration.com.

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