January 18, 2012

Pacific Ridge Exploration Exhibits At The 2012 Vancouver Resource Investment Conference January 22 - 23

Vancouver, B.C. - January 18, 2012 - Pacific Ridge Exploration Ltd. (TSX Venture: PEX) would like to invite company shareholders and interested investors to this year's "2012 Vancouver Resource Investment Conference", booth number 711. Management will be in attendance and pleased to update shareholders and all interested parties on exploration plans and objectives for the ensuing year. Of particular interest will be the Mariposa Gold Project in the Yukon's White Gold District and the Fyre Lake Kona copper-gold deposit in southeast Yukon.

The conference takes place Sunday and Monday, January 22 & 23; Sunday from 10:00am to 6:00pm and Monday from 10:00am to 6:00pm at the Vancouver Convention Centre West, 1055 Canada Place Vancouver, British Columbia.

The conference is FREE to attend for those who PRE-REGISTER ONLINE, or $20 at the door. For full details, including the agenda and exhibitor list, please visit the conference website at www.cambridgehouse.com

On behalf of the Board of Directors,

John S. Brock 
President and CEO 
Pacific Ridge Exploration Ltd.

For further information, contact:

Corporate Information Investor Inquiries
Pacific Ridge Exploration Ltd. G2 Consultants Corporation
John S. Brock, President and CEO Toll-Free: (866) 742-9990
Tel: (604) 687-4951 Tel: (604) 742-9990
www.pacificridgeexploration.com info@g2consultants.com

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