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BonTerra Resources Inc. : Bonterra Intercepts Two Mineralized Structures in the First Hole Drilled Into the Rivage Vein, Eastern Extension


April 4, 2012 - Vancouver, BC

BonTerra Resources Inc. /BonTerra Resources Inc. : BONTERRA INTERCEPTS TWO MINERALIZED STRUCTURES INTHEFIRST HOLE DRILLED INTO THE RIVAGE VEIN, EASTERN EXTENSION. Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.


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BonTerra Resources Inc. (TSXV: BTR; FSE: 9BR)(the "Company", "BonTerra") announces the continued progression of itsthirdphase of drilling on the Eastern Extension property. In addition to theinitialfive completed holes reported earlier, BonTerra has completed four moreholes onthe Property. The core from these four latest holes is currently beingloggedand sawed to be submitted to AGAT Labs ("AGAT") to be assayed for gold andbasemetals. One of these four holes was drilled into the Rivage Zone("Rivage"). TheRivage is situated 700 metres to the southwest of the primary drilling areaanda chip sample taken from outcrop of the Rivage vein in the fall of 2011assayed204 grams/tonne ("g/t") gold. The Rivage mineralization, like the highgradevein 700 metres to the northeast generally includes visible gold, pyrite,chalcopyrite and sphalerite. The combination of visible gold and sphaleritewithin smoked and altered quartz veins is of utmost importance for thediscoveryof bonanza gold grades on the Property. The characteristics of the Rivageappearto be identical to the high grade vein that BonTerra has been drilling 700metres to the northeast.

The discovery of both sphalerite and visible gold in drill core at 190metresbelow the surface in BA-12-10 has inspired BonTerra to continue drillingthisarea. A second mineralized structure approximately 15 metres in width wasdiscovered in the same drill hole at the Rivage. This second and deeperzoneranges from 255 to 270 vertical metres below the surface. This second zonecontains 5% sulphides (pyrrhotite + pyrite + chalcopyrite) at the lowercontactof the gabbro intrusion. Mineralized zones in the Rivage have beendiscovered atthe surface (204 g/t gold), at 190 metres and now 270 metres below thesurface.Due to the prospective nature of the first hole drilled into the Rivage, asecond hole is being drilled underneath it to try and trace the Rivage toevengreater vertical depths. BonTerra continues drilling the Rivage with thegoalof expanding this new zone. Incorporating the Rivage Zone will expand thestrikelength of the Property to approximately 1,250 metres.

In addition to the potential 1,250 metre strike length the Rivage wouldcreate,management believes there is potential to add yet another 500 metres ofstriketo the northeast for a total of 1,750 metres based on the presence of ahistorical drill hole drilled in 1998 by Xemac Resources ("Xemac"). Thishistorical drill hole is collared approximately 500 metres to the east ofthecurrent drilling area. The highest grade sample taken from this historicaldrill hole (non NI 43-101 Compliant) assayed 89.73 ("g/t") gold over 0.61metreswithin a zone assaying 12.2 g/t gold over 4.60 metres. A qualified personhasnot done sufficient work to verify the historical samples. BonTerra is notrelying on the historical results. The historical results may not beindicativeof future results on the Property. Management plans to drill this easterntarget to verify and upgrade historical results and to determine thepresence ofmineralized zones, if any, and whether the eastern target may containresultssimilar to those being discovered half a kilometre to the west.

Navjit Dhaliwal, President states "This property continues to reward us asBonTerra has advanced it from one of historical merit to one of great valuein ayear and a half. Hitting two mineralized zones in our first explorationholeinto the Rivage Zone, with one of these two zones containing visible goldexceeded BonTerra's expectations. As a result of the success of this drillhole,BonTerra is planning on drilling two more holes into this structure. Whenexamining the geology of the Property, we have what appears to be anexample ofAbitibi high-grade gold mineralization. We are optimistic about the futureasBonTerra works towards a gold resource calculation and have numerous holesbeingassayed at this time."

Qualified Person

This technical content of this press release has been reviewed and acceptedbyThomas Clarke, Pr.Sci.Nat., a Director of BonTerra. Mr. Clarke is aQualifiedPerson under NI 43-101.

About BonTerra Resources

BonTerra is a Canadian gold exploration company based in Vancouver, BC.BonTerrais focused on continuing to expand the drill defined gold zones on itsEasternExtension property, part of the world famous Abitibi Greenstone Belt inminingfriendly Quebec. BonTerra has a total of three gold properties in theUrban-Barry belt, the Eastern Extension, Lavoie and Urban-Barry properties whicharelocated approximately 170 km NE of Val-d'Or and 125 km SW of Chibougamau intheUrban, Barry and Bailly townships in Québec.

The Company owns 100% of the Property subject to a 2% NSR which is held byAbitex Resources. 1% of this NSR can be purchased for a sum of $500,000.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD

BONTERRA RESOURCES INC.

/s/Navjit DhaliwalNavjit DhaliwalPresident, Director(604) 678-5308

This press release contains projections and forward-looking informationthatinvolve various risks and uncertainties regarding future events. Suchforward-looking information can include without limitation statements based oncurrentexpectations involving a number of risks and uncertainties and are notguarantees of future performance of the Company, such as the statementthat: (i)the Rivage may be traced to greater vertical depths (ii) there is potentialtoadd another 500 metres of strike to the northeast for a total of 1,750metres(iii) there is potential for further expansion to the northwest (iv)managementbelieves the eastern target appears to echo what is being discovered half akilometre to the west and BonTerra plans to drill the eastern target tovalidatethis hypothesis in the future (v) BonTerra is planning on drilling two moreholes into the Rivage Zone (vi) BonTerra is working towards a goldresourcescalculation. There are numerous risks and uncertainties that could causeactualresults and the Company's plans and objectives to differ materially fromthoseexpressed in the forward-looking information, including: (i) adverse marketconditions; (ii) delays with respect to drill results or preparation of aresource calculation; (iii) the chip sample results and historical resultsarenot representative of future results on the Property, and (iv) generaluncertainties with respect to mineral exploration in general. Actualresults andfuture events could differ materially from those anticipated in suchinformation. These and all subsequent written and oral forward-lookinginformation are based on estimates and opinions of management on the datestheyare made and are expressly qualified in their entirety by this notice.Except asrequired by law, the Company does not intend to update these forward-lookingstatements.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as thatterm is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) acceptsresponsibilityfor the adequacy or accuracy of this release.


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For further information contact:

Navjit Dhaliwal
Email Contact
www.bonterraresources.com
Tel: (604) 678-5308

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