Southern Empire Gets U.S. Listing Upgrade on OTCQB Venture Market

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Southern Empire Resources Corp. (Southern Empire; TSX-V: SMP; Frankfurt: 5RE; OTCQB: SMPEF) received approval to list and trade its common shares The United States of America on the OTCQB Venture Market under the symbol “SMPEF”.

Southern Empire common stock also trades in Canada on the TSX Venture Exchange, symbol ‘SMP’, as well as in Germany on the Borse Frankfurt, symbol ‘5RE’.

The OTCQB Venture Market, operated by the OTC Markets Group Inc. of New York, NY is the first market for early and developing stages we and international companies. He is recognized by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission as an established market, providing public information for the analysis and valuation of securities. US investors can find quotes and information on Southern Empire at https://www.otcmarkets.com/stock/SMPEF/.

Dale Wallster, CEO of Southern Empire, said, “We have upgraded our OTC Pink Sheet listing to OTCQB based on feedback from US investors and changes to regulatory compliance requirements in United States. Our listing on the OTCQB should help increase SMP’s market exposure to US investors, provide them with easier access to trade our shares, diversify our shareholding and improve our trading liquidity. Considering our key Oro Cruz Project is in the southwest United States, the OTCQB listing is particularly relevant for Southern Empire.

On Southern Empire Resources Corp.

Southern Empire is focused on the acquisition, exploration and development of metal and mineral deposits in North America.

In northeast Durango State, Mexico, Southern Empire has the option to acquire a 100% beneficial interest in the 1,750 hectares (4,324 acres) Pedro Gold Project where 2014 drilling by a subsidiary of Newmont Mining Company encountered epithermal gold mineralization in basal conglomerates of the Ahuichila Formation.

In the Muchacho Cargo Mountains of Imperial County, California, Southern Empire owns 100% of the historic gold-producing American Girl mining property and holds options to acquire a 100% interest in the adjacent 2,160-hectare (5,338-acre) Oro Cruz property located approximately 22.5 kilometers (14 miles) southeast of the Mesquite gold mine workings of Equinox Gold Corp.

At Oro Cruz, extensive historical drilling and large-scale surface and underground mining of the American Girl, Padre y Madre, Queen and Cross oxidized gold deposits by the American Girl Mining Joint Venture (AGMJV; ultimately owned in 53% by MK Gold Company and 47 percent by Hecla Mining Company) occurred between 1987 and 1996. During this time, gold was recovered either by heap leaching of low-grade ores or by milling of higher-grade ores until AGMJV’s operations ceased in late 1996 due to falling gold prices leaving the Oro Cruz property with plenty of gold. exploration targets in addition to a historical inferred resource estimate, reported in 2011 by Lincoln Mining Corp., totaling 341,800 ounces of gold based on 4,386,000 tonnes averaging 2.2 grams of gold per tonne (g/t Au) at a cut-off grade of 0.68 g/t Au .

Contact:

Lubica Keighery

Tel: (778) 889-5476

Email: [email protected]

Caution regarding forward-looking information

The information provided in this press release may contain forward-looking information or statements based on assumptions as of the date of this press release. Such information or statements reflect management’s current estimates, beliefs, intentions and expectations and are not guarantees of future performance. Southern Empire cautions that all forward-looking statements are inherently uncertain and that actual performance may be affected by many important factors, many of which are beyond its respective control. These factors include, among others: risks and uncertainties related to Southern Empire’s limited operating history, the need to comply with environmental and governmental regulations, the results of exploration programs at its projects, and the risks and uncertainties identified in its annual and interim financial statements. and management discussion and analysis. Accordingly, actual and future events, conditions and results may differ materially from the estimates, beliefs, intentions and expectations expressed or implied by the forward-looking information. Except as required by applicable securities laws, Southern Empire undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking information.

Caution Regarding Historical Resource Estimation

The Oro Cruz Project the historical resource estimate described above is disclosed in a technical report dated April 29, 2011, prepared for Lincoln Mining Corp. through Tetra Tech, Inc. and filed on the System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval (SEDAR) of the Canadian Securities Administrators. It is an inferred mineral resource, which is a category established in NI 43-101. It was based on historical reverse circulation and assay results from borehole samples, underground channel samples and blasthole samples and calculated using ordinary kriging to estimate the gold grades in 10 foot by 10 foot by 5 foot blocks. Therefore, Southern Empire considers this historical estimate to be reliable and relevant as it represents key targets for future exploration work.

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