November 13, 2008

Sherwood Increases Continuity of High Grade Copper Trend at Its Kutcho Copper Project

Sherwood Copper Corporation (TSX VENTURE: SWC)(TSX VENTURE: SWC.DB) today announced the fifth and final batch of assay results from its 2008 drill program at the high grade Kutcho Copper Project, located in north-western British Columbia. The 2008 program successfully infilled large data gaps within the previous "Main" deposit mineral resource, intersecting thick intervals of near surface, high-grade copper mineralization, with significant by-product values in zinc, silver and gold. The Main deposit is one of three massive sulphide deposits identified at Kutcho, which Sherwood controls through its wholly owned subsidiary, Kutcho Copper Corp.

Tabulated below are highlights of the last batch of assay results, while complete results for these six holes are attached. Results for previously reported holes are contained in news releases available on the company's website.

 ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ---             From     To  Interval  Interval  Copper   Zinc    Gold  Silver Hole ID       (m)    (m)       (m)      (ft)     (%)    (%)   (g/t)   (g/t) -------------------------------------------------------------------------- WK08-160   115.0  147.7      32.7     107.3    1.60   1.40    0.28      27 --------------------------------------------------------------------------  including 137.7  144.2       6.5      21.3    3.18   1.02    0.43      54 -------------------------------------------------------------------------- WK08-165    59.2   69.7      10.5      34.4    3.64   3.98    1.72      64 --------------------------------------------------------------------------  including  62.0   67.0       5.0      16.4    6.45   5.63    3.34     121 -------------------------------------------------------------------------- WK08-168   101.3  128.0      26.7      87.6    1.93   1.56    0.27      28 --------------------------------------------------------------------------  including 112.0  117.5       5.5      18.0    2.62   0.92    0.35      41 --------------------------------------------------------------------------  and       121.3  128.0       6.7      22.0    3.84   3.84    0.33      52 -------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
"The 2008 program achieved its objective of defining a continuous, crescent shaped zone of thick, near surface, high grade copper mineralization with significant by-product values in zinc, silver and gold," said Stephen Quin, President and CEO of Sherwood Copper. "This drilling also provided additional data for a better open pit design and ample material for extensive metallurgical testing. By infilling large gaps in the previous Main deposit model, we expect to increase both the overall grade of the mineral resource and increase the classification for much of this resource," he said. Holes WK08-165 and -166 extend the high grade mineralization further westward, while holes WK08-160 and -168 infill two separate gaps in the high grade trend with thick intersections of excellent grade copper mineralization. "Our 2008 drill program has significantly improved the continuity of the high grade mineralization, which should result in a robust geological model and a high grade, near surface copper resource with significant zinc, gold and silver by-product values. This new resource estimation is expected before the end of the year," said Mr. Quin.

2008 Drill Program

Reporting of assay results for all seventy-eight (81 were collared but 3 were abandoned) 2008 exploration holes is now complete. Five additional drill holes were completed as groundwater monitoring wells in support of ongoing permitting activities. Two of these water wells intersected the Kutcho footwall VMS horizon that lies 100m to 120m stratigraphically beneath the Main deposit. One well, RK11 intersected 1.6 metres of 1.24% copper; 1.11g/t gold and 104g/t silver. This horizon represents a poorly tested exploration opportunity for future consideration.

Follow the first link below to view a long section displaying the result of all drilling to date, represented as a grade times thickness plot, pierce points for the 2008 drill holes are included for reference. The second link shows the same grade times thickness parameters without the 2008 drill data, provided for comparison purposes.

Kutcho Copper Project

Sherwood views Kutcho's high grade, near surface copper resources, with their substantial by-product credits of zinc, silver and gold, as a potential opportunity to develop an economically attractive open pit mining operation similar in scale to its Minto Mine. The previously announced Preliminary Economic Assessment ("PEA") set out a base case for development of the Kutcho Copper Project by focusing on the Main deposit, but outlined a number of opportunities to materially enhance the merits of the project. Sherwood is continuing the process of optimizing the Kutcho Copper Project by focusing on these opportunities, including the definition of higher grade resources. Further, there is additional upside potential from the possible exploitation of underground resources not considered in the PEA and through the discovery of additional deposits in this prospective volcanogenic massive sulphide terrain.

About Sherwood Copper

Sherwood Copper's objective is the profitable production of base and precious metals from high grade, open pit mines in Canada. Sherwood's first operating mine, the high grade Minto copper-gold mine in Yukon, Canada, was built on budget and ahead of schedule. The Minto Mine is one of the highest-grade open pit copper-gold mines in the world, and is forecast to be a low cost producer. Aggressive exploration on the Minto property has yielded significant success, providing Sherwood the opportunity to 'grow from within' by expanding the resource and reserve base, potentially leading to further production increases. To further accelerate its production growth, Sherwood intends to pursue merger & acquisition opportunities that fit its business model and, in May 2008, Sherwood acquired 100% ownership in Western Keltic Mines (now Kutcho Copper Corp.), owner of the high-grade Kutcho copper-zinc-gold-silver deposit in northwestern British Columbia. Sherwood expects to lever off its successful development of the Minto Mine and rapidly advance the Kutcho project to a production decision. Sherwood has also agreed to combine with Capstone Mining, subject to requisite shareholder and regulatory approvals, creating a new low cost, growth oriented copper producer with two high grade mines and a strong balance sheet.

Quality Assurance

The technical information in this news release has been prepared in accordance with Canadian regulatory requirements set out in National Instrument 43-101 and reviewed by Stephen P. Quin, P. Geo., President & CEO for Sherwood Copper Corporation. The exploration activities at the Kutcho Project site are carried out under the supervision of Brad Mercer, P. Geol., and V.P. Exploration with Sherwood.

The analytical method for copper, zinc and silver includes aqua regia digestion followed by ICP-AES (atomic emission spectroscopy). If either copper or zinc reports over 2500ppm (0.25%), ore grade analysis is conducted for copper, zinc and silver. Gold is measured using fire assay followed by atomic absorption spectroscopy. When visible gold is noted in drill core samples or regular fire assay values exceed 5 grams per tonne, the pulp and screen metallic assay method is used to determine total gold content and gold content of different size fractions. This is considered industry best practice when dealing with coarse gold mineralization where a nugget effect is suspected. The result of the pulp and screen metallic assay is accepted as the most representative value and used in the assay database for resource calculations. All analytical work is carried out by ALS Chemex in North Vancouver. Blanks and standard reference materials are used for quality assurance and quality control. If more than two check samples assay outside the expected ranges, the entire work order is re-assayed. After the completion of planned drill programs at Kutcho, random check assays will be carried out by Acme Analytical of Vancouver.

Additional Information

Additional information on Sherwood and its Minto & Kutcho projects can be obtained on Sherwood's website at

On behalf of the board of directors


Stephen P. Quin, President & CEO

Forward Looking Statements

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 Details of Drill Results To accompany Sherwood Copper News Release Dated November 13, 2008 --------------------------------------------------------------------------             From     To  Interval  Interval  Copper   Zinc    Gold  Silver Hole ID       (m)    (m)       (m)      (ft)     (%)    (%)   (g/t)   (g/t) -------------------------------------------------------------------------- WK08-089  to 159                      Previously Released -------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------- WK08-160   115.0  147.7      32.7     107.3    1.60   1.40    0.28    27.5 --------------------------------------------------------------------------  including 137.7  141.3       3.6      11.8    4.52   1.61    0.55    74.7 --------------------------------------------------------------------------  including 137.7  144.2       6.5      21.3    3.18   1.02    0.43    54.2 -------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------- WK08-161  to 163                      Previously Released -------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------- WK08-164   165.9  184.2      18.3      60.0    1.24   0.83    0.29    36.1 --------------------------------------------------------------------------  including 168.8  173.8       5.0      16.4    2.22   0.24    0.65      30 -------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------- WK08-165    59.2   69.7      10.5      34.4    3.64   3.98    1.72    63.6 --------------------------------------------------------------------------  including  62.0   67.0       5.0      16.4    6.45   5.63    3.34   121.4 -------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------- WK08-166    68.7   77.5       8.8      28.9    1.90   2.95    0.42    35.6 --------------------------------------------------------------------------  including  68.7   73.7       5.0      16.4    3.09   4.90    0.61    57.2 -------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------- WK08-167    90.8   98.1       7.3      24.0    0.51   1.22    0.12     4.7 -------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------- WK08-168   101.3  128.0      26.7      87.6    1.93   1.56    0.27    28.2 --------------------------------------------------------------------------  including 112.0  117.5       5.5      18.0    2.62   0.92    0.35    41.1 --------------------------------------------------------------------------  and       121.3  128.0       6.7      22.0    3.84   3.84    0.33    51.9 -------------------------------------------------------------------------- 

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SOURCE: Sherwood Copper Corporation