Lakota announces start of Viking Zone diamond drill program

    Winter In-fill Diamond Drill Program Begins on Viking Yellowknife Joint
    Venture Property, Morris Lake Project, Yellowknife, NWT.

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    TORONTO, Feb. 28 /CNW/ - Lakota Resources Inc. (TSXV-LAK) ("Lakota" or
the "Company") today announced that Viking Yellowknife Gold Mines, a 78.8%
owned subsidiary of Lakota Resources Inc., and its 60% Joint Venture partner
and program operator, Viking Gold Exploration Inc. (VGC: TSX-V) has started
its winter diamond drill program on the Viking Yellowknife joint venture
property. The property is within Viking Gold Exploration's Morris Lake
project, 70 km north of Yellowknife, NWT. Lakota is financing Viking
Yellowknife Gold Mines, 40% participation in the joint venture on a flow
through basis.
    The purpose of the drill program is to provide sufficient data to produce
a gold resource estimate in the area surrounding the underground workings. The
current drill program is a follow up to the two previous drill campaigns
successfully carried out by Viking Gold Exploration in 2005 (18 holes,
2,848.0 m) and 2007 (13 holes 1,324.4 m) in and around the Viking Zone, site
of the original gold discovery.
    The current program consists of 12 diamond holes from four set ups in the
vicinity of an inclined exploration shaft that was sunk in 1947. Each set up
will consist of three holes dipping 70 degrees, 60 degrees and 45 degrees (see
figure 1). The drilling will be centred on the shaft and will test 200 m of
strike length to a vertical depth of about 260 m. The 12-hole drill program
contracted to Foraco Drilling Ltd., will total approximately 2,500 m.
    The exploration shaft was sunk to investigate the continuation of gold
mineralization that was discovered in outcrop in what is now the Viking Zone.
Underground exploration, at the time, consisted of slightly more than 120 m of
drifting, crosscutting and slashing and 224 m of diamond drilling. This work
does not appear to have tested the current exploration drill targets.
    Historic drilling carried out by several operators has tested the Viking
Zone over a strike length of 1,800 m. The current drill program will increase
the drill density sufficiently to establish a gold resource estimate in the
most prospective and tested area of the Viking Zone mineralized horizon.
    The program is being carried out under the direct supervision of Robert
Ginn, P.Eng, President and CEO of Viking Gold Exploration Inc. and Mr. Ginn is
a Qualified Person as defined in NI-43-101, for this drill program.


SOURCE INFORMATION The joint venture property contains an historic resource which is being currently evaluated by the Company with its joint venture partner. A diamond drill program is underway to classify the historical resources as current mineral resources or mineral reserves. The Company is not treating the property as current mineral resources or mineral reserves according to the CIM definitions of such terms. Until confirmed by the current exploration programs undue reliance should not be placed on the historical estimates. The Company considered the historical resources as relevant for purposes of acquiring the property and undertaking the program but, the historical resources may not be relevant for any other purpose. CAUTIONARY STATEMENT ON FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION Certain information contained in this Press Release, including any information as to our future financial, operating or exploration performance and other statements that express management's expectations or estimates of future performance, constitute "Forward-Looking Statements" within the meaning of Section 21E of the United States Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended and "Forward Looking Information" within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, are forward-looking statements. The words "believe", "expect", "will", "anticipate", "contemplate", "target", "plan", "continue', "budget", "may", "intend", "estimate" and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are necessarily based upon a number of estimates and assumptions that, while considered reasonable by management, are inherently subject to significant business, economic and competitive uncertainties and contingencies. The Company cautions the reader that such forward-looking statements and/or forward looking information involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual financial results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from the Company's estimated future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by those forward-looking statements and, the forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance. These risks, uncertainties and other factors include, but are not limited to: changes in the worldwide price of gold, or other commodities (such as, fuel and electricity); fluctuations in currency markets; changes in interest rates or gold lease rates; risks arising from holding derivative instruments; ability to successfully complete announced transactions and integrate acquired assets; legislative, political or economic developments in the jurisdictions in which the Company carries on business; operating or technical difficulties in connection with exploration, development or mining activities; employee relations; availability and increasing costs associated with exploration or mining inputs and labour; the speculative nature of exploration and development, including the risks of obtaining necessary licenses and permits and diminishing quantities or grades of reserves; adverse changes in our credit rating, contests over title to properties, particularly title to undeveloped properties; and the risks involved in the exploration, development and mining business. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements and/or forward looking information The Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable law. The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. %SEDAR: 00008258E

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For further information: George Breuler, President and CEO, Tel: (772)
633-0923; Ian F.T. Kennedy, Director, Tel: (416) 598-7700

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