La Quinta receives final approval of acquisition of 7010 square kilometers of gold exploration ground in Congo

    LAQ: TSX-V

    VANCOUVER, June 26 /CNW Telbec/ - La Quinta Resources Corp. ("La Quinta"
or, the "Company") (TSX-V: LAQ) of Vancouver, British Columbia is pleased to
announce that the TSX Venture Exchange has now approved the completion of the
Exploration and Option and Joint Venture agreements signed on April 23rd 2008
between the Company and Wa Balengela Kasai Investments (Congo) sprl (See Press
Release No. 08-06 dated April 23rd, 2008.) The Exploration and Joint venture
agreements between WBK and the Company cover a total of 32 Permis de Recherche
granted to WBK by the Democratic Republic of Congo's Mining Registry, Cadastre
Minier, on March 10th 2008. The 32 Permits cover a total of 7,010 square
kilometers of gold exploration ground on the Maniema South Kivu Gold belt
between and abutting the Lugushwa and Namoya multi million ounce properties of
Banro Corporation (TSX:BAA)
    Mr. Malcolm Swallow, the Company's Chairman and CEO commented, "We are
delighted to finally complete theses Entry, Option and Joint Venture
Agreements and to obtain TSXV approval for the transaction. We, and our
partners Wa Balengela Kasai have been working on this transaction for almost
two years, including, clearing the title and obtaining the final signed Permis
de Recherche, before we could finally sign and complete the transaction. The
highly prospective nature of the ground in a well known and readily identified
gold belt with two major discoveries by others in the area, has lead to a
highly competitive and difficult title exercise and makes it doubly satisfying
to finally complete the acquisition for the Company.
    We have an experienced and extensive set up in DRC led by Michel Cormier,
P.Geo, the Company's President and COO, who is a known mine finder in Africa
and an experienced explorationist and this means that we can get off to an
early and rapid start to our exploration efforts, using our existing team of
geologists and support personnel and aided by WBK. We look forward to a rapid
and effective exploration program working on two fronts to explore this
extensive gold belt."

    About La Quinta Resources Corp.

    La Quinta is a publicly held Canadian natural resource mining company
focused on exploring for precious metals principally in Democratic Republic of
the Congo and Mexico. 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 projects.
    Statements included in this announcement, including statements concerning
our plans, intentions and expectations, which are not historical in nature are
intended to be, and are hereby identified as, "forward-looking statements" for
purposes of the safe harbor provided by Section 21E of the U.S. Securities
Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Forward-looking statements may be identified
by words including "anticipates", "believes", "intends", "estimates",
"expects" and similar expressions. The Company cautions readers that
forward-looking statements, including without limitation those relating to the
Company's future operations and business prospects, are subject to certain
risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially
from those indicated in the forward-looking statements.

    On Behalf of the Board

    Malcolm J A Swallow
    Chairman and CEO

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

For further information:

For further information: La Quinta Resources Corp.: Glen Watson, Senior
Vice President, (604) 685-1818, 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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