Oroco Resource Corp. Announces Private Placement

VANCOUVER, British Columbia – (March 1, 2011) Oroco Resource Corp. (TSX-V: OCO) (“Oroco” or “the Company”) is pleased to announce that, further to a price reservation previously filed with the TSX Venture Exchange, it has received subscription agreements for a non-brokered private placement (the “Private Placement”) of 3,541,334 units at a price of $0.30 per unit to raise gross proceeds of $1,062,400.  Each unit consists of one common share and one-half of a transferable common share purchase warrant. Each whole warrant will be exercisable into one additional common share at an exercise price of $0.45 per share for a period of eighteen months from the date of closing of the Private Placement.

The Company is also pleased to announce that the TSX Venture Exchange has approved amendments to the Company’s 2007 Rolling Stock Option Plan (the “Plan”) which allows for exercised options to be made available for subsequent grant.  The revised Plan is consistent with prior disclosure by the Company which has indicated that the Plan is a “rolling” plan.

On Behalf of the Board of Directors of
Oroco Resource Corp.
“Craig Dalziel”
Mr. Craig Dalziel,
President and CEO
Oroco Resource Corp.
Tel: 604-688-6200

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