Quaterra Resources Inc.
TSX VENTURE : QTA
NYSE Amex : QMM

Quaterra Resources Inc.

August 19, 2009 16:00 ET

Quaterra Announces Non-Brokered Private Placement

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Aug. 19, 2009) - Quaterra Resources Inc. (the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:QTA)(NYSE Amex:QMM) today announced that it is seeking TSX Venture Exchange and NYSE Amex approval for a non-brokered private placement offering (the "Offering") of up to CDN $6,000,000 gross proceeds.

The Offering will consist of 10,000,000 Units at CDN $0.60 per Unit. Each Unit is comprised of one common equity share and one non-transferable full share warrant exercisable to purchase one additional common equity share at a price of CDN $0.75 for a period of two years subsequent to the closing of the Offering, which closing is anticipated to be on or before September 15, 2009.

One whole non-transferable full share purchase warrant allows the holder the right to purchase one common share at a price of CDN $0.75. Warrant expiry date is 24 months from date of redemption or conversion.

The Offering is subject to restrictions on trading in Canada for a period of four months from the date of issue of such securities. In addition, in the United States, sales may only be effected outside the United States in accordance with Rule 904 of Regulation S and applicable State securities laws or effected in the United States in accordance with other exemptions from registration under U.S. securities laws and applicable State securities laws.

Finders' fees may be paid in cash, stock or a combination thereof, by the Company in relation to this Offering.

Proceeds of the Offering will be used to fund the Company's exploration programs at the Company's Nieves and Americas-Mirasol silver and gold projects in Mexico and at the MacArthur and Yerington copper projects in Nevada, as well as general and administration expenses.

Quaterra Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:QTA)(NYSE Amex:QMM) is a junior exploration company focused on making significant mineral discoveries in North America. The Company uses in-house expertise and its extensive network of consultants, prospectors and industry contacts to identify, acquire and evaluate prospects in mining-friendly jurisdictions with the potential to host large and/or high-grade base metal, precious metal or uranium deposits. The Company's preference is to acquire a 100% interest in properties on reasonable terms and maintain this interest through initial exploration and evaluation.

On behalf of the Board of Directors,

Scott Hean, Chief Financial Officer, Quaterra Resources Inc.

Statements contained in this news release that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements as the term is defined in the private securities litigation reform act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from estimated results. Quaterra relies upon litigation protection for forward-looking statements.

This press release, required by applicable Canadian laws, is not for distribution to U.S. news services or for dissemination in the United States, and does not constitute an offer of the securities described herein. These securities have not been registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or any State securities laws, and may not be offered or sold in the United States or to U.S. persons unless registered or exempt therefrom.

For further information about the Offering, please contact Quaterra's Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Scott Hean on ph: 604-681-9059. Expanded information on the Company's projects is described on our website at www.quaterra.com.

The TSX Venture Exchange and the NYSE Amex have not reviewed and do not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of the contents of this news release, which has been prepared by management.

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