La Quinta announces proposed financing

    LAQ: TSX-V

    VANCOUVER, July 7 /CNW Telbec/ - La Quinta Resources Corporation (TSXV:
LAQ, the "Company") is pleased to announce, subject to regulatory approval, it
has arranged for a non-brokered private placement consisting of up 3,000,000
units at a price of $0.30 per unit to accredited investors.
    Each unit will consist of one common share and one half of one warrant.
Each full warrant will, in turn entitle the holder to purchase an additional
common share in the Company at a price of $0.40 in the first year following
the issuance of the warrants and $0.60 per share in the second year following
the issuance. The warrants are exercisable for a period of 24 months from
their date of issuance, subject to certain acceleration clause.
    A finder's fee of up to 8% of the aggregate proceeds may be paid to
qualified finders upon issuance. Eight percent finders warrants will also be
granted to accredited brokers or financial institutions at an exercise price
of .45 cents per share; exercisable for up to 12 months from the issuance. The
Company may close the financing in multiple tranches.
    The Company will use the funds for exploration expenditures in the
Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) plus general working capital.

    La Quinta Resources Corporation is a junior exploration issuer listed on
the TSXV under the symbol LAQ. The company's aim is to add shareholder value
by growing its resources base through exploration of its two high quality DRC
projects. The Company is led by a highly skilled, experienced Board and
management team with significant successes in finding and developing early
stage gold and base metals.


    Malcolm JA Swallow

    Chairman and CEO

    The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not except any
    responsibility for the accuracy or adequacy of this news release, which
    has been prepared by management.

For further information:

For further information: La Quinta Resources Corp.: Contact Glen Watson,
Senior Vice President and Director of Corporate Development, (604) 685-1818
x101, Toll Free: 1-877-891-4653,;; Renmark Financial Communications Inc.: Maurice
Dagenais,; Christine Stewart,; Media - Vanessa Napoli,, (514) 939-3989, Fax: (514) 939-3717;

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