Riverstone Resources Inc.

Riverstone Resources Inc.

March 20, 2006 11:45 ET

Riverstone Resources Inc.: New Exploration Permits Signed in the Bissa Area of Burkina Faso

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - March 20, 2006) - Further to the news release dated February 21, 2006, Riverstone Resources Inc. (the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:RVS) is pleased to announce that the final documentation has been received from the government for four exploration permits in the Bissa area of Burkina Faso. The permits are located on the Sabce Shear Zone in the Bissa-Gonglou corridor where High River Gold has recently announced drilling results including high grade drill intercepts up to 39.4 g/t gold over 10 metres and where Jilbey Gold Exploration Inc. ("Jilbey") previously announced a mineral resource estimate of 1.37 million tonnes at 3.33 g/t gold at their Bissa gold deposit in 2004. High River, who bought Jilbey last year, has an extensive drilling program underway at Bissa and expects to have a new resource estimate by the end of the first quarter of 2006.

"Riverstone is pleased to have acquired these four permits in the Bissa area," commented Michael D. McInnis, President of Riverstone. "We believe this area is evolving into a significant gold district in Burkina Faso and we intend to be a major player in the district. We are continuing to aggressively pursue other opportunities in this promising area and expect further acquisitions in the very near future."

Riverstone holds five other permits in Burkina Faso which it has been actively exploring for the past three years. For further information about the Company and its activities in Burkina Faso, please refer to the Company's website at www.riverstoneresources.com and under the Company's profile at www.sedar.com.

On behalf of the Board,

Michael D. McInnis, P.Eng., President & CEO

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