Stock Options Announced

March 15, 2006

Commerce Resources Corp. (CCE - TSX Venture) (“Commerce”) announces that it has granted a total of 500,000 incentive stock options, at an exercise price of $0.30 per share for a period of 5 years, to directors and officers under the Company’s 2005 Stock Option Plan.

About Commerce Resources Corp.
Commerce Resources Corp. continues to maintain its focus on the development and exploration of its Fir and Verity tantalum and niobium projects covering 49 square kilometers in British Columbia, Canada. The Company is one of the most active tantalum explorers in North America, conducting detailed exploration of its Fir and Verity deposits. Exploration to date at the Fir deposit has outlined an indicated resource of 5.65Mt with 203.1g/t Ta2O5 and 1,047g/t Nb2O5 (Verzosa, 2003). The Verity deposit, 10 km north of the Fir property, is host to an inferred resource of 3.06Mt with 196g/t Ta2O5, 646g/t Nb2O5 and 3.20% P2O5 (McCrea, 2001). Detailed information on both resource estimates may be viewed in the company’s public disclosure on SEDAR. Commerce Resources Corp. trades on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol “CCE”.

On Behalf of the Board of Directors
COMMERCE RESOURCES CORP.

“David Hodge”
David Hodge
Director
Tel: 604.484.2700

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