|April 02, 2012|
Drilling Operations Temporarily Suspended at Fatou
Vancouver, B.C., April 2, 2012 Rockridge Capital Corp. (TSX Venture: RRC) ("Rockridge"; the "Company") announced today that the Company has been informed by its drilling contractor that effective March 31, 2011 drilling at the Fatou project is temporarily suspended and drill crews have been moved across the border to Burkina Faso. The drilling contractor has made this decision due to the potential for external sanctions to be applied onto Mali from neighbouring countries (represented by ECOWAS) and that as a result resupply of the necessary equipment and materials for drilling may be interrupted.
Rockridge President, Karl Kottmeier, said "In the face of sanctions that may result in closing of all borders, and severely limit re-supply and staff rotation, we support the decision of the contractor to suspend drilling. We have secured the Fatou camp and have temporarily redeployed all of our ex-pat personnel to Burkina Faso. We are encouraged by the news coming from Bamako that the situation is being addressed and we are confident that democratic stability will return to Mali soon."
For more information please contact Karl Kottmeier, President or Kirk Gamley, VP Corporate Development at (604) 678 8941. Please visit our website at www.rockridgecapitalcorp.com.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF
ROCKRIDGE CAPITAL CORP.
Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
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