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SouthGobi Resources Announces Departure of Curtis Church, COO

Thursday, October 18, 2012

SouthGobi Resources Announces Departure of Curtis Church, COO08:30 EDT Thursday, October 18, 2012HONG KONG, CHINA--(Marketwire - Oct. 18, 2012) - SouthGobi Resources Ltd. (TSX:SGQ)(HKSE:1878) ("SouthGobi") today announced the termination of Chief Operating Officer Curtis Church with immediate effect. Ross Tromans, President and CEO, will assume the duties formerly handled by Mr. Church.About SouthGobi ResourcesSouthGobi Resources is focused on exploration and development of its Permian-age metallurgical and thermal coal deposits in Mongolia's South Gobi Region. The company's flagship coal mine, Ovoot Tolgoi, produces and sells coal to customers in China. The company plans to supply a wide range of coal products to markets in Asia.Forward-Looking Statements: This document includes forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, plans to supply a wide range of coal products to markets in Asia; and other statements that are not historical facts. When used in this document, the words such as "plan", "estimate", "expect", "intend", "may", "likely" and similar expressions are forward-looking statements. Although SouthGobi believes that the expectations reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, such statements involve risks and uncertainties and no assurance can be given that actual results will be consistent with these forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ from these forward-looking statements are disclosed under the heading "Risk Factors" in SouthGobi's Management Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations for the year ended Dec. 31, 2011 which is available at FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Dave BartelSouthGobi ResourcesVice PresidentInvestor Relations and External Affairs (Hong Kong)+852 2156