MONTRÉAL, QUÉBEC--(Marketwire - May 19, 2011) -BOWMORE Exploration Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:BOW) ("Bowmore") is pleased to announce that it has outlined a significant gold and silver-zinc-lead drill target at the Nueva Escondida property Sonora Mexico (property optioned from Amex Exploration Inc. (AMX:TSX-V). The Company is in the process of obtaining all necessary permits and license to be able to test drill the target, planned for early summer of 2011. The diamond drill program will consist of approximately 2000 meters consisting of 6 to 8 holes targeting a large area of anomalous gold values in rock and in soils.

The rock sampling program conducted on Nueva Escondida in 2010 has confirmed gold mineralization along with values in silver, zinc and lead. This work program revealed a mineralized zone measuring about 600 meters by 800 meters called the "Rodeo Zone" and confirmed previous historical work done on the area. The main gold zone (Nueva Escondida-Rodeo Zone) is within a hydrothermally altered setting of approximately 5 km² where 347 samples were taken in 2010. From these and historical samples, the Rodeo zone was delimited and confirmed by 242 rock samples ≥ 40 ppb Au, of which 169 are ≥ 100 ppb Au, 71 samples ≥ 300 ppb Au and 11 samples > 1000 ppb Au. This same zone was also confirmed by 22 historical soil samples with gold values between 35 ppb and 407 ppb. For additional information please refer to Amex Exploration Inc. press release dated May 17th, 2011.

Most of the gold values are associated with intense silicification where complete replacement and local brecciation over a true width of 10 meters occurs along the north-northwest contact between a sub vertical dacitic porphyry intrusion (~380x850m) and a Cretaceous sediment sequence of limestone, siltstone and sandstone. Toward the west, intense alteration has affected the sediments where argilization, marbleization, dolomitization and local silicification are present over a distance of 950 meters. Toward the east, the intrusion is locally argilized and silicified over a distance of 350 meters.

A radiometric and magnetic airborne survey was conducted over most of the property in mid 2010. The survey identified several major structures and established zones of interest for additional sampling and mapping.

Mr. Paul Dumas, President and CEO of Bowmore Exploration Ltd., stated: "I am pleased to see that the permitting is underway to eventually test drill the main gold zone at Nueva Escondida. So far the 2010 work program corroborated historical work and has yielded positive results by expanding the Rodeo zone.

The Property

The Property is composed of 8 claims covering over 6,100 hectares and is located in the foothills of the Sierra Madre Occidental gold belt ("SMO"). The SMO is host to reserves of more than 40 Million ounces of gold and 2 Billion ounces of silver. The Nueva Escondida project is situated within the Basin and Range Province located at the western edge of the Sierra Madre Occidental.

Jean-Marie Pronovost P. Geo. and is the Qualified Person as defined by Canadian NI 43-101 who has reviewed this news release and is responsible for the technical information reported herein.


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Contact Information:

BOWMORE Exploration Ltd.
Paul A. Dumas
President & CEO
(514) 861 4441