MONTRÉAL, QUÉBEC--(Marketwire - Jan. 24, 2012) - BOWMORE Exploration Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:BOW) (FRANKFURT:0B5) ("Bowmore") is pleased to announce that all necessary permitting and road access has been completed on the Chivas property located in Sonora, Mexico, in preparation for the upcoming drill program. The Chivas property is optioned from Amex Exploration Inc. (AMX: TSX-V). The company completed 20 km in road maintenance and widening and also completed 12 km in road construction to allow access for a conventional drill rig to the targeted zones identified by previous work programs. Work began in early December 2011 and was recently completed with access to the Silica Cap, Mesa Blanca, and the Mesa zones. All drill pads have been prepared to test the IP and TerraSpect anomalies along the mentioned altered zones where previous exploration work in 2010 and 2011 identified a large low sulphidation epithermal system and the discovery of a large silica zone within the Chivas property (see news releases dated October 26, 2010, July 14, 2011 and November 21, 2011).

The Company is in final preparation of the first phase drill program and will be concluding agreement contract with a drill company shortly.

The Property

The Property is composed of 2 claims covering over 24,841 hectares and is located within 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 Chivas property is 15 kilometres to the west of the Dolores Mine owned by Minfinders Corporation Ltd.

Mr. Paul Dumas, President and CEO of Bowmore Exploration Ltd., stated: "we are very encouraged by the results to date and both, the management of Bowmore and Amex are very enthusiastic in getting this drill program underway to test the extensive hydrothermal system.

Jean-Marie Pronovost, P. Geo., Chief Geologist for Bowmore, is the Qualified Person who has reviewed this news release and is responsible for the technical information reported herein.

BOWMORE is a Canadian exploration mining company focused on precious metal exploration in Canada and Mexico. For further information on BOWMORE, visit

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Contact Information:

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