Quaterra Extends Option Agreements on Two Central Mexico Projects

Quaterra Resources Inc. (the Company), today announced the extension of option agreements covering two projects in central Mexico.

The two projects are located in the highly prospective Mexican silver belt. Microondas is an epithermal gold-silver prospect in Zacatecas State, 30 miles northwest of the Fresnillo silver mine, covering over 11,000 acres (about 17 square miles). Santo Domingo is a large copper – gold system in Durango State, 40 miles northeast of the Pitarilla silver property, situated within a 26,700 acre (41.7 square miles) claim block.

The Optionor has agreed to accept 678,580 shares of Quaterra stock in lieu of US$95,000 of cash option payments for the Microondas and Santo Domingo properties, thereby extending the leases until June 1, 2014 and July 1, 2014 respectively. 

The issuance of shares is subject to regulatory approval from both exchanges.

About Quaterra Resources, Inc.
Quaterra Resources Inc. (NYSE-MKT: QMM; TSX-V: QTA) is a junior exploration and development company with a successful track record of making significant mineral discoveries in North America. The Company’s primary objective is the advancement of its flagship projects in the Yerington copper district, Nevada. The monetization of non-core assets is in progress to accelerate this effort.

On behalf of the Board of Directors,

“Steven Dischler”

Mr. Steven Dischler, President & CEO
Quaterra Resources Inc. 775-463-9600

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This press release, required by applicable Canadian laws, does not constitute an offer of the securities described herein. These securities offered have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or any state securities laws, and may not be offered or sold in the United States or to U.S. persons unless registered or exempt from registration requirements.

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