Commerce Resources Corp. Files NI 43-101 Technical Report for Ashram Rare Earth Element Deposit Resource Update

April 20, 2012

Commerce Resources Corp. (TSXv: CCE; FSE: D7H; OTCQX: CMRZF) (the “Company”) announces that, further to its news release of March 6, 2012, it has filed its National Instrument 43-101 Technical Report entitled “Mineral Resource Estimation Update, Eldor Property — Ashram Deposit Nunavik, Quebec” dated April 20, 2012, on SEDAR at The report has also been posted on the Company’s websitehere.

As part of the ongoing Preliminary Economic Assessment (“PEA”), SGS Canada Inc. — Geostat (“SGS Geostat”) completed an independent Qualified Person’s review of the Eldor Project and prepared an updated mineral resource estimate for the Ashram Rare Earth Element Deposit. The Technical Report was prepared for the Company by Gaston Gagnon, Eng. and Yann Camus, Eng. of SGS Geostat. The resource model provides the foundation for the PEA, which is ongoing under the direction of SGS Geostat and which, once completed, will provide the basis for a separate news release.

About Commerce Resources Corp.
Commerce Resources Corp. is an exploration and development company with a particular focus on deposits of rare metals and rare earth elements. The Company is specifically focused on the development of its Upper Fir Tantalum and Niobium Deposit at the Blue River Project in British Columbia, and the exploration of the Eldor Rare Earth Project in northern Quebec.

On Behalf of the Board of Directors

David Hodge
President and Director
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