March 28, 2007

Pacific Ridge Exploration Grants Stock Options

Vancouver, Canada: Pacific Ridge Exploration Ltd. (the" Company") announces that on March 28, 2007 it granted stock options under its 10% rolling Stock Option Plan to employees and directors to purchase in the aggregate of up to 1,710,000 common shares in the capital of the Company at $0.26 per share until March 28, 2012. The stock options were granted based on the recommendation of the Company's Compensation Committee and vest as to 25% on the date of grant, 25% in one year and 50% in two years, subject to the terms and conditions of the Company's Stock Option Plan.

In addition, the Company granted stock options under its 10% rolling Stock Option Plan to National Media Associates to purchase in the aggregate up to 200,000 common shares in the capital of the Company at $0.26 per share until March 28, 2009, as per the Investor Relations Agreement announced on March 23, 2007. The stock options vest as to 25% on the date of grant, 25% in six months, 25% in 12 months and 25% in 18 months, subject to the terms and conditions of the Company's Stock Option Plan.

This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any of the securities in the United States. The securities have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "US Securities Act") or any state securities laws and may not be offered or sold within the United States or to US Persons unless registered under the US Securities Act and applicable state securities laws or an exemption from such registration is available.

"John S. Brock"

John S. Brock
President and CEO

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.