Lakeland Resources Inc. Announces Corporate Update and Appointment to Board of Directors

VANCOUVER, April 14 /CNW/ - Lakeland Resources Inc. (TSXv: LK) (the "Company" or "Lakeland") is pleased to provide an update on the status of its 2011 exploration activities and recent corporate developments.

Midas Gold Property:  Pursuant to the Company's announcement dated December 30, 2010, Lakeland has received TSX-Venture Exchange acceptance for the acquisition of the Midas Gold Property. According to the terms of the option agreement, Lakeland can earn a 100% interest in the property by making cash payments totalling $95,000, issuing 450,000 common shares, and incurring exploration expenditures of at least $125,000 over a four year period. The property is subject to a 2% Net Smelter Returns Royalty; 1% of which may be purchased by Lakeland for C$1 million.

The Midas Gold Property is road accessible and consists of five unpatented mining claims encompassing 43 claim units (688 hectares) located in the Michipicoten Greenstone Belt, Sault Ste. Marie Mining Division. Recent prospecting returned gold concentrations from grab sampling up to 14.3 g/t in the southeast of the property and 0.86 g/t approximately 200 metres away to the west.

An Induced Polarization ("IP") geophysical survey was carried out on the property in January and February of this year. Multiple IP targets were identified and a five hole drill program was completed to test the most accessible targets. Exploration was carried out on the property while winter conditions permitted easy access. The drilling program was completed as of March 31, 2011 and drill results are expected in the next two to three weeks.

Camlaren Gold Property: The Camlaren Property consists of two mineral claims encompassing approximately 2,426 acres (982 hectares) located near the southern end of Gordon Lake, within the south-central part of the Northwest Territories. The property is about 80 km northeast of Yellowknife, NWT and is accessible during summer months by fixed wing, float-equipped aircraft and in the winter by ski-equipped aircraft or truck along the winter road to the Diavik and Ekati diamond mines. A NI 43-101 Technical Report is available on the Company's website for download.

A surface exploration program consisting of detailed geological mapping and prospecting has been recommended for this summer on the Camlaren Property. Upon favourable results from surface exploration, a drill program may be planned to be carried out in the winter months allowing for access via ice road.

Hannah Gold Property:  The Hannah Property consists of five claims (72 units) covering an area of approximately 11.5 km² and is located approximately 75 km west-northwest of Hearst, Ontario. The property is easily accessed by several area logging roads. The claims represent a small portion of GTA Resources and Mining's ("GTA") Auden Property, an extremely large land package located northwest of Hearst, Ontario. The Auden Property virtually covers an entire greenstone belt with a strike length of approximately 80 km.  Being predominantly overburden-covered and under-explored, this belt is poorly understood and has been interpreted to represent the easterly extension of the Beardmore-Geraldton greenstone belt located approximately 110 km to the west. Shell Canada Resources Ltd. was the first to interpret that a major regional structural and magnetic break strikes across the Auden Property in a general east-west direction in 1978.

GTA Resources has halted all exploration activities on the Auden Project within which the Hannah Property lies. As GTA is the operator under the agreement terms, this has prevented the Company from initiating its planned Phase I exploration program consisting of line-cutting, geophysics and drilling on the Hannah Property. Lakeland and GTA have executed an agreement to extend the termination date on the Letter of Intent to August 31, 2011.

Appointment of Daniel Wilson to Board of Directors:  Lakeland is also pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Daniel Wilson to the Company's Board of Directors. Mr. Wilson brings a broad business background to the Board which includes experience in marketing, pharmaceutical sales, media sales and real estate sales. Mr. Wilson is presently a member of a top-producing boutique real estate brokerage in his hometown of Oakville, Ontario. As an active investor in the resource sector for over 20 years, Mr. Wilson's passion for the mining exploration industry and extensive network will enhance and strengthen the current Board of Directors. Mr. Wilson graduated from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science.

Mr. Wilson replaces Mr. Chris Grove who resigned from the Board. The Company wishes to thank Mr. Grove for his contributions over his tenure.

Pursuant to the press release dated March 7, 2011, Mr. Ruben Verzosa has resigned from the Board of Directors to allow Mr. Bob Duess, P.Geo, to fill his position.  The current Lakeland corporate structure allows for four directors to serve on the board. The Company wishes to thank Mr. Verzosa for his contributions over his tenure.

NI 43-101 Disclosure

Robert (Bob) Duess, P. Geo (APGO), Director of the Company and Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101, has reviewed and approved this press release and is responsible for the technical information reported herein.

About Lakeland Resources Inc.

Lakeland Resources Inc. is focused on gold exploration in Canada. The Company commenced trading on the TSX Venture Exchange on August 19, 2010 after completing its Qualifying Transaction.

For more information, please visit the corporate website at

On Behalf of the Board of Directors

"Jonathan Armes"

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Statements in this document which are not purely historical are forward-looking statements, including any statements regarding beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions regarding the future. Forward looking statements in this news release include that drill results from the Midas Property are expected in the next three to four weeks, that exploration on the Camlaren Property will be able to commence once field conditions permit and that upon favourable results from surface exploration at the Camlaren Property a winter drill program may be planned.

It is important to note that actual outcomes and the Company's actual results could differ materially from those in such forward-looking statements. Risks and uncertainties include economic, competitive, governmental, environmental and technological factors that may affect the Company's operations, markets, products and prices. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially may include misinterpretation of data; that we may not be able to get equipment or labour as we need it; that we may not be able to raise sufficient funds to complete our intended exploration and development; that our applications to drill may be denied; that weather, logistical problems or hazards may prevent us from exploration; that equipment may not work as well as expected; that analysis of data may not be possible accurately and at depth; that results which we or others have found in any particular location are not necessarily indicative of larger areas of our properties; that we may not complete environmental programs in a timely manner or at all; that market prices may not justify commercial production costs; and that despite encouraging data there may be no commercially exploitable mineralization on our properties.  Readers should refer to the risk disclosures outlined in the Company's Management Discussion & Analysis of its audited financial statements filed with the British Columbia Securities Commission.

For further information:

Jonathan Armes
President, CEO and Director
Cell: 416.708.0243
Ph: 604.681.1568
TF: 1.877.377.6222

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