June 15, 2007

Board Appointment At Pacific Ridge

John S. Brock, President and CEO of Pacific Ridge Exploration Ltd. (the "Company") is pleased to announce the appointment of C. Douglas Proctor, CA, to the Board of Directors. Mr. Proctor, a Vancouver-based Chartered Accountant with an independent practice, has a strong background of audit and tax experience in the natural resources sector. Mr. Proctor has maintained a working relationship with many of the members of the Company's management team for much of the last 20 years. In his capacity as an independent director of the Company, he will also serve as Chair of the Audit Committee.


PACIFIC RIDGE EXPLORATION LTD.

Per:

"John S. Brock"

John S. Brock
President and Chief Executive Officer

For further information, contact:

Corporate Information
Pacific Ridge Exploration Ltd.
John S. Brock
President
Tel: (604) 604.641.2759
www.pacificridgeexploration.com

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Forward-Looking Information
This release includes certain statements that may be deemed "forward-looking statements". All statements in this release, other than statements of historical facts, that address exploration drilling, exploitation activities and events or developments that Pacific Ridge Exploration Ltd. ("Pacific Ridge") expects to occur, are forward-looking statements. Although Pacific Ridge believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in forward looking statements include market prices, exploitation and exploration successes, and continued availability of capital and financing and general economic, market or business conditions. Investors are cautioned that any such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. Pacific Ridge does not assume any obligation to update or revise its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.