Southern Arc Minerals Inc.
TSX VENTURE : SA

Southern Arc Minerals Inc.

November 22, 2016 07:30 ET

Southern Arc to Purchase Additional Shares in Tethyan Resources PLC

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Nov. 22, 2016) - Southern Arc Minerals Inc. (TSX VENTURE:SA) ("Southern Arc" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that further to its news release dated November 21, 2016, Southern Arc has agreed to make an additional investment in Tethyan Resources PLC (AIM:TETH) ("Tethyan"). Tethyan is an AIM quoted junior exploration company exploring for copper and gold within the Western Tethyan Orogenic Belt in the European Balkan Region. Tethyan has an experienced board of directors and a technical team having extensive experience in that region.

Southern Arc has agreed to subscribe for an additional 12.5 million new ordinary shares in Tethyan at a price of C$0.036 per share (the "Additional Subscription"). The closing of the Additional Subscription is subject to Tethyan obtaining shareholder approval at a meeting of its shareholders scheduled for December 12th, 2016. As previously announced and as part of the Company's strategy to become a strategic investor in Tethyan, Southern Arc has agreed to subscribe for 16.5 million new ordinary shares in Tethyan at a price of C$0.036 per share and purchase 14,653,967 existing ordinary shares in Tethyan from Newmont Ventures Limited for C$0.036 per share. On closing of these transactions and the Additional Subscription, Southern Arc will own 43,653,967 ordinary shares representing 29.9% of Tethyan's issued and outstanding ordinary shares.

On behalf of the Board of Southern Arc Minerals Inc.

John Proust, Chairman & CEO

About Southern Arc

Southern Arc Minerals Inc. is a Canadian mineral exploration company focused on gold and copper-gold exploration. The Company holds an interest in the West Lombok project in Indonesia, a resource-stage property with several gold-rich copper porphyry and epithermal gold vein prospects. Southern Arc holds a 42.9% interest in Japan Gold Corp., which has applied for 80 prospecting rights licenses in Japan in an area with known gold occurrences and a history of mining. Southern Arc also holds an investment in Osisko Mining Inc. (TSX:OSK), which is advancing a number of gold projects in Canada's Abitibi Gold Belt, including the high-grade Windfall Lake Gold Project in Quebec, Canada. More information is available at www.southernarcminerals.com or by email at info@southernarcminerals.com.

Cautionary Note

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as such term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

This news release contains certain forward-looking information and forward-looking statements within the meaning of applicable securities legislation (collectively "forward-looking statements"). The use of any of the word "will", and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results or events to differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements should not be unduly relied upon. This news release contains forward-looking statements and assumptions pertaining to the Company's proposed ownership percentage in Tethyan. Actual results achieved may vary from the information provided herein as a result of numerous known and unknown risks and uncertainties and other factors. The Company believes the expectations reflected in those forward-looking statements are reasonable, but no assurance can be given that these expectations will prove to be correct.

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