Southwest Resources Provides Update Regarding Stock Purchase Program

Jun 17, 2010, 12:48 ET from Southwest Resources, Inc.

DALLAS, June 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Southwest Resources, Inc. (Pink Sheets: SWRS) (the "Company"), a natural resources exploration, production, and mining company, today announced that pursuant to its previously announced stock repurchase program, that as of today's date the Company has repurchased 1.1 million common shares of Southwest Resources common stock.

The Company's management stated that this stock repurchase program authorization is partially in response to what appears to be a significant and concerted effort to suppress the price per share of the Company's common stock through short and or naked short sales by third parties.  The Company's management believes that a short position continues to exist, and that its direct action to enhance shareholder value is critical to future growth and in the best interest of shareholders and the company.

The shares will be purchased from time to time at prevailing market prices, through open market or unsolicited negotiated transactions, depending upon market conditions.  Under the program, the purchases will be funded from available working capital, and the repurchased shares will be held in treasury or used for ongoing stock issuances such as issuances under employee stock plans.  There is no guarantee as to the exact number of shares that will be repurchased by the Company, and the Company may discontinue purchases at any time that management determines additional purchases are not warranted.

About Southwest Resources, Inc.

Southwest Resources, Inc. is an energy and mining company engaged in the acquisition, development, exploration and production of natural gas, crude oil, placer deposits of precious metals such as gold and platinum, and other income-producing natural resources. The Company is currently pursuing oil and gas properties in Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Arizona and has mining rights in Utah.  For more information, please visit the Company's website:

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