Pacific Ridge Grants Incentive Stock Options

May 25, 2012

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - May 25, 2012) - Pacific Ridge Exploration Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:PEX) (the "Company") reported that it has granted incentive stock options under its 10% rolling stock option plan to directors, officers, employees and consultants, to purchase a total of 1,555,000 common shares at $0.10 per share exercisable for a period of five years. The 1,030,000 options granted to directors and officers vest as to 50% on the date of grant and 50% in one year. The 250,000 options granted to G2 Consultants Corp., the Company's financial public relations consultant, vest as to 25% after three months, 25% after six months, 25% after nine months and 25% after twelve months. The remaining 275,000 options granted to employees and geological consultants of the Company vest as to 100% after two months. The options are subject to acceptance for filing by the TSX Venture Exchange.

On behalf of the Board of Directors,

John S. Brock, President & CEO

Pacific Ridge Exploration Ltd.

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

Contact Information
Pacific Ridge Exploration Ltd. - Corporate Information
John S. Brock
President and CEO
(604) 687-4951

G2 Consultants Corp. - Investor Relations Inquiries
(604) 742-9990 or Toll Free: 1 (866) 742-9990


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