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Benton Commences Drilling at Cape Ray Gold

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 06/06/14 -- Benton Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:BEX) ("Benton" or "the Company") is pleased to announce that drilling has commenced on its 100% owned Cape Ray Gold Project. Cabo Drilling of Springdale, NL is contracted for the current drill program where a 17 hole, 2000 metre program will test various targets including the west extension of the 51 Deposit, new geophysical, gold-in-soil, and bedrock showings west of the 51 Deposit area and the east and west strike extension of the PW Zone. The company is pleased to finally get the drilling campaign underway and will keep shareholders updated as result are received and compiled.

The Cape Ray gold project is host to 6 historical gold deposits and the Company is currently studying the potential to advance several of these deposits towards production. The Company is also confident that additional resources can be discovered on the property. Benton controls a 100% interest in 60km of strike length along the Cape Ray Fault, a significant regional gold-bearing structure that hosts the Cape Ray deposits as well as Marathon Gold's Valentine Lake deposit located 120 km to the northeast of Benton's claim block.

About Benton Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:BEX)

Benton Resources Inc. is a Canadian based junior with a diversified property portfolio in Gold-Silver, Nickel, Copper, and Platinum group elements. The Company is well funded with approximately $6.7 million in cash and $0.8 million in marketable securities.

Clinton Barr (P.Geo.), V.P. Exploration for Benton Resources Inc., is the qualified person responsible for this release.

On behalf of the Board of Directors of Benton Resources Inc.,

Stephen Stares, President

THE TSX VENTURE EXCHANGE HAS NOT REVIEWED AND DOES NOT ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ADEQUACY OR ACCURACY OF THIS RELEASE.

The information contained herein contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of applicable securities legislation. Forward-looking statements relate to information that is based on assumptions of management, forecasts of future results, and estimates of amounts not yet determinable. Any statements that express predictions, expectations, beliefs, plans, projections, objectives, assumptions or future events or performance are not statements of historical fact and may be "forward-looking statements."

Forward-looking statements are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties which could cause actual events or results to differ from those reflected in the forward-looking statements, including, without limitation: risks related to failure to obtain adequate financing on a timely basis and on acceptable terms; risks related to the outcome of legal proceedings; political and regulatory risks associated with mining and exploration; risks related to the maintenance of stock exchange listings; risks related to environmental regulation and liability; the potential for delays in exploration or development activities or the completion of feasibility studies; the uncertainty of profitability; risks and uncertainties relating to the interpretation of drill results, the geology, grade and continuity of mineral deposits; risks related to the inherent uncertainty of production and cost estimates and the potential for unexpected costs and expenses; results of prefeasibility and feasibility studies, and the possibility that future exploration, development or mining results will not be consistent with the Company's expectations; risks related to gold price and other commodity price fluctuations; and other risks and uncertainties related to the Company's prospects, properties and business detailed elsewhere in the Company's disclosure record. Should one or more of these risks and uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described in forward-looking statements. Investors are cautioned against attributing undue certainty to forward-looking statements. These forward looking statements are made as of the date hereof and the Company does not assume any obligation to update or revise them to reflect new events or circumstances. Actual events or results could differ materially from the Company's expectations or projections.

Contacts:
Benton Resources Inc.
Stephen Stares
President
(807)475-7474
(807)475-7200 (FAX)
www.bentonresources.ca

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