News Release

December 16, 2004

Withdrawal of Short Term Offering

Softrock Minerals Ltd (the “company”) announces, with the concurrence of Leede Financial Markets (“Leede”), that due to the adverse conditions of the “Yuletide-end of the year markets” it has withdrawn its brokered Short Form Offering Document for “flow-through” unit financing announced Nov 24, 2004 for a minimum of $400,000 and a maximum of $600,000.

Units were comprised of “flow-through” common shares at a deemed price of $0.10 and non flow-through common shares at a deemed price of $0.08 with non-transferable warrants exercisable for 12 months at a price of $0.15.

Signed "Nick Taylor"
The Honourable Nick Taylor, President and CEO

For further information please contact:
Softrock Minerals Ltd.
#1010, 825 – 8 th Avenue SW
Calgary , Alberta T2P 2T3
Ph:(403) 266-2605 or Fax:(403) 266-2730

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