Viking Gold Exploration Shareholders Re-elect Board at Annual Meeting

    TORONTO, June 20 /CNW/ - At Viking Gold Exploration Inc's. (VGC: TSX-V)
annual general meeting held on June 10, 2008 the Board of Directors,
consisting of John A. Hansuld, Robert M Ginn, Robert F. Whittall, Garfield
Mitchell and Lawrence D. Smith was re-elected for another year.
    There were 6,613,966 shares represented at the meeting and all items of
business were approved as proposed. Shareholders appointed the firm of
McGovern, Hurley, Cunningham LLP, Chartered Accountants as Auditors of the
Corporation and approved the Corporation's stock option plan.
    The stock option plan is presented in the Management Information Circular
dated May 9, 2008, and may be viewed on SEDAR at
    Following the formal part of the annual meeting, Robert Ginn, President
and CEO of Viking, reviewed the progress of the company since it began
exploration on the Morris Lake project in 2004. The original property
consisted of 327.4 ha optioned from Viking Yellowknife Gold Mines Ltd.
increasing to the current land holding of 7,119 ha with the acquisition of
ground from Aur Resources, Peregrine Diamonds Inc. and the staking of ground
on its own behalf. Significant exploration work carried out during this time
included three drill programs on the original Viking Yellowknife Gold Mines
option, a regional lake sediment geochemical survey and a regional airborne
geophysical survey.
    At a subsequent board meeting held on June 17, the board of directors
re-appointed Robert Ginn as President and Chief Executive Officer, James
McVicar as Corporate Secretary, George Supol as Chief Financial Officer and
George Werniuk as Vice President of the Corporation.
    Management is currently in the process of preparing a summer program for
the Morris Lake project.

    The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept
    responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this press release.

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For further information: George Werniuk, Vice President at (416)
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