VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Marketwired – Feb. 29, 2016) –Riverside Resources Inc. (“Riverside” or the “Company”) (TSX VENTURE:RRI)(OTC PINK:RVSDF)(FRANKFURT:R99) is pleased to announce that Riverside won the right to stake and has subsequently staked and acquired the 12.4 km2 Ariel Copper-Gold Project (the “Project”) located in northern Sonora, Mexico. The initial field reviews and acquisition was completed as part of work through the Company’s generative copper exploration alliance (the “Alliance”), with a wholly owned subsidiary of Antofagasta Plc. (“Antofagasta”). The Ariel Project is strategically located 30 km ESE of the world-class La Caridad Cu-Mo porphyry mine (1,800 Mt @ 0.45% Cu, 0.02% Mo)1, and 24 km SE of the Los Alisos Cu porphyry prospect, NW Sonora, Mexico. The project covers an extensive zone of hydrothermal alteration, measuring 2.8 km in length by up to 1.9 km wide in one central area and other lateral zones.