Commerce Resources Corp. Increases Private Placement to $31.5 Million for its Tantalum and Niobium Properties

July 16, 2007

Commerce Resources Corp. (TSXv: CCE) (FSE: D7H) (“the Company”) announces that in addition to the non-brokered private placement of units previously announced on June 13, 2007, it has initiated an additional non-brokered private placement.

Under the private placement announced June 13, the Company has placed a total of 12,500,000 units at a price of $1.20 per unit for gross proceeds to the Company of $15 million. The additional private placement is for up to 13,750,000 units, for additional proceeds to the Company of $16.5 million. Total gross proceeds raised will be up to $31.5 million.

Each unit will consist of one common share and one share purchase warrant entitling the holder to purchase one additional common share of the Company at a price of $1.50 per share for a period of two years from the date of issuance.

The proceeds of the private placement will be used to advance the Company’s continued exploration and development program on its tantalum and niobium properties located near Blue River, British Columbia, to conduct an exploration program at the newly acquired Eldor Carbonatite, and for general working capital.

The offering is subject to the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange and a finder’s fee may be payable in accordance with the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange.

On Behalf of the Board of Directors
COMMERCE RESOURCES CORP.
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David Hodge
President
Tel: 604.484.2700

The TSX Venture Exchange has neither approved nor disapproved the information contained herein.