News Release

December 12 , 2003

Private Placement

CALGARY, Dec. 12 /CNW/ - Softrock Minerals Ltd. (the "Company") has reached agreement on a non-brokered private placement of a minimum of 1,400,000 units and a maximum of 2,000,000 units at a price of $0.05 per unit for gross proceeds of a minimum of $70,000 and a maximum of $100,000. Each unit will consist of one common share and one-half of a common share purchase warrant, with each whole warrant exercisable for a two-year period at a price of $0.08 per share.

Insiders of the Company have sold 1,450,000 free-trading common shares through the facilities of the TSX Venture Exchange at a price of $0.05 per share. The insiders will apply the net proceeds of the sale to fund the minimum private placement.

The proceeds from the placement will be used for working capital to advance natural resource property acquisition and exploration efforts in Western Canada. The placement is subject to acceptance by the TSX Venture Exchange.

On Behalf of the Board of Directors

SOFTROCK MINERALS LTD.

Per: "Nick Taylor"

President and Director

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

Softrock Minerals Ltd.
Nick Taylor
President
Ph:(403) 266-2605 or Fax:(403) 266-2730
Email: info@softrockminerals.com


The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept the responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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