Kiska Closes $4.1 million Brokered Portion of $6.5 million Private Placement

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VANCOUVER, Aug. 10 /CNW/ - Kiska Metals Corporation ("the Company") has closed the brokered portion of the private placement ("the Offering") announced July 21, 2010 and increased in scope July 30, 2010. A total of $4,102,800 was raised through Raymond James Ltd.

Each unit, priced at $0.82, consists of one common share and one half of one non-transferable share purchase warrant. Each whole warrant entitles the holder to purchase one common share at a price of $1.15 per share until August 10, 2012.

The net proceeds from the Offering will be used to fund further exploration of the Whistler project, exploration of the Company's other mineral properties, and for general corporate purposes.

The common shares and warrants comprising the units and the common shares issuable upon exercise of the warrants are subject to a four-month hold period expiring December 11, 2010. A commission of 6% of the total gross proceeds realized from the placement was paid in addition to 80,693 agent's warrants. Each agent's warrant will entitle the holder to purchase one common share at a price of $0.82 per share until August 10, 2012 .

The concurrent non-brokered private placement, with gross proceeds of $2.4 million dollars on the same terms as described above is expected to close on August 16, 2010.

About Kiska Metals Corporation

Kiska Metals Corporation is a mineral exploration company focused on advancing the Whistler Project, Alaska, which includes a multi-million ounce gold-copper resource and excellent exploration potential. Kiska has renowned technical expertise and a quality exploration portfolio with numerous early stage exploration opportunities around the world, some held in partnership with a selection of the world's largest and most successful gold and base metal producers. Kiska resulted from the merger of Rimfire Minerals Corporation and Geoinformatics Exploration in August 2009.

On behalf of Kiska Metals Corporation

"Jason Weber"

Jason Weber, P.Geo., President & CEO

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CAUTIONARY STATEMENT: No stock exchange, securities commission or other regulatory authority has approved or disapproved the information contained herein. This News Release includes certain "forward-looking statements". Other than statements of historical fact, all statements included in this release, including, without limitation, statements regarding future plans and objectives of Kiska Metals Corporation, are forward-looking statements that involve various risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate, and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from Kiska's expectations are the risks detailed herein and from time to time in the filings made by Kiska Metals Corporation with securities regulators. Those filings can be found on the Internet at http://www.sedar.com and http://www.sec.gov/edgar.

SOURCE KISKA METALS CORPORATION

For further information: For further information: Drew Martel (Investor Relations) or Jason Weber, Tel: 604.669.6660

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