News Release

June 27, 1997

Softrock Planning To Bring As Many As Three Separate Prospects To The Drilling Stage

Softrock Petroleums Ltd. announced today that it is planning to bring as many as three separate prospects to the drilling stage during this summer field season. All three are located on Softrock's 100%-owned, 425 square mile "Lindenow" Exploration Licence in Southeast Greenland where remarkable gold mineralizations were found in two localities in 1996.

Sorte Nunatak is located about 9 miles West/Southwest of Kangerluluk where gold assays as high as I18 ppm Au (3.9 oz gold) were recently reported by the Greenland Geological Survey (GEUS). Joined together, as parts of the same Northeast trending geological system, Sorte Nunatak is thought to have equal, if not better, potential than Kangerluluk. Mineralized boulders assaying to a maximum 9.13 ppm gold and 4wt% copper are already reported at the much-less sampled Sorte Nunatak prospect.

Kutseq is a highly prized prospect where significant gold numbers (max 38.5 ppm gold & 6.2wt% arsenic) have been proven. The mineralization is found as rusty layers, felsic horizons, and in shear zones enveloped by amphibolite vithin a 50 to 200 meter-wide area over a measured distance of almost 6 kilometers.

Stendalen is highly anomolous in a number of elements (max 0.5% Nickel, 0.8% Copper, 2.0% Arsenic) as shown by preliminary rock sampling from the layered gabbro area. None of the samples to date have been tested for Platinum.

SoftRock trades on the Alberta Stock Exchange under the trading symbol "STZ".

Softrock also announced today that Michael England is now under contract to provide investor relations services to the Corporation. Further details of Softrock's activities may be obtained by letter addressed to Michael England, at 1525 Bridgman Avenue, Port Coquitlam, B.C., V3B 6H4 or by telephone - locally: (604) 945-4770 or toll-free: 1-888-945-4770.

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