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Press release from Marketwire

Rockridge Updates Mali Status; Closes Non-Brokered Private Placement

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Rockridge Updates Mali Status; Closes Non-Brokered Private Placement17:02 EDT Thursday, March 29, 2012VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - March 29, 2012) -Rockridge Capital Corp. (TSX VENTURE:RRC) (the "Company" or "Rockridge") reported today that its operations at the Fatou Gold Project in Mali continue uninterrupted by the political turmoil in the capital city of Bamako. Rockridge's operations at Fatou are located in southern Mali, approximately 250 km southeast of the capital city of Bamako, and approximately 20 km north of the border between Mali and Cote d'Ivoire.Rockridge's President, Karl Kottmeier, commented, "I am pleased to report that as of March 27th, Bamako International Airport and Mali's borders have been reopened. After five days of suspension of our re-supply routines, we have received confirmation from our Country Manager that regular shipments are now being delivered to and from Fatou. Our operating team at Fatou has done an excellent job, keeping our RC and diamond drilling program underway without interruption. We remain vigilant in monitoring the unfolding events in Mali and maintaining the safety and security of our field and office personnel."In separate news, further to the Company's news release of February 29, 2012, the non-brokered private placement for gross proceeds of $1.5 million was completed and closed on March 29, 2012. Rockridge issued 6,000,000 Units at $0.25 per Unit. Each Unit consisted of one common share of the Company and one non-transferable share purchase warrant, each full warrant entitles the purchaser to purchase an additional common share at a price of $0.35 per share for a period of eighteen months. The net proceeds of the financing will be added general working capital. Shares acquired by the placees, and shares which may be acquired upon the exercise of the share purchase warrants, are subject to a hold period until July 30, 2012. In accordance with the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange, finder's fees of $90,000 were paid, and 360,000 compensation warrants issued in connection with the private placement. Please visit our website at www.rockridgecapitalcorp.com.ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF ROCKRIDGE CAPITAL CORP.Karl Kottmeier, PresidentFOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Kirk GamleyRockridge Capital Corp.VP Corporate Development(604) 678 8941(604) 689 7442 (FAX)www.rockridgecapitalcorp.comNeither 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.