Southern Pacific Resource Corp.

Southern Pacific Resource Corp.

March 23, 2006 10:56 ET

Southern Pacific Resource Corp. Announces Board Appointment

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(CCNMatthews - March 23, 2006) - Southern Pacific Resource Corp. (TSX VENTURE:STP) ("Southern Pacific" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that Scobey Hartley agreed to join the board of directors of Southern Pacific. As part of the appointment Mr. Hartley has been granted a stock option to purchase 100,000 common shares of the Company.

Scobey Hartley has more than 40 years experience in the energy industry, including serving as president of several companies. Currently, he is a Corporate Management and Marketing consultant, Treasurer of Linvest Resources Corporation, and President of JMG Exploration Inc. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Geology from Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas and is a board member of the Calgary Health Trust and numerous public corporations.

As well, Mr Robert Goods has resigned his position as a director and officer of Southern Pacific, effective immediately, due to personal reasons. All obligations to Mr. Goods have been terminated. Mr. Dave Antony will assume the duties of CEO of the Company.

The TSX Venture Exchange does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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