SOURCE: FORTRESS FINANCIAL GROUP, INC.

July 31, 2008 09:57 ET

Fortress Financial Group, Inc. -- Stock Purchases in Hunt Gold Corporation

Company Confirms It Has Acquired Additional Shares of Hunt Gold Corporation Common Stock

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - July 31, 2008) - Fortress Financial Group, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: FFGO) announced on July 29, 2008 that we have stated very clearly that we are seriously contemplating further purchases of Hunt Gold Corporation's stock, at what we view as "bargain basement prices," in the market thereby increasing our Company's "free trading" stockholding in Hunt Gold Corporation. We have made it extremely clear that we will refuse to sell these additional shares of their stock, purchased in the market; at price of less than 2c (US$0.02) per share.

Hunt Gold Corporation is now "in play" and is definitely subject to a Takeover Bid. This has been confirmed this morning.

Fortress Financial Group, Inc. has directly acquired an additional amount of 42,569,020 "free trading" shares of Hunt Gold Corporation Common Stock at a price of no higher US$0.003 per share. Fortress Financial Group, Inc. holds a further and an indirect amount of 483,750,099 shares "free trading" shares of Hunt Gold Corporation Stock. Fortress Financial Group, Inc. holds an additional amount of 1,363,588,873 restricted shares of Hunt Gold Corporation's shares of Common Stock.

Alan Santini, the CEO of Fortress Financial Group, Inc. commented that he was continuing to acquire stock in Hunt Gold Corporation and based upon their stock price weakness; may well increase Fortress's holding to 9.99% of the outstanding shares of Hunt Gold Corporation's Common Stock. Alan Santini added that he would ensure that the best price could be obtained for this Company and that all serious bidders for Hunt Gold Corporation would serve our Company's interests as well those Fortress Financial Group, Inc. stockholders who received stock in Hunt Gold Corporation as a Stock Dividend.

About Fortress Financial Group, Inc.

Fortress Financial Group, Inc. was primarily engaged in the issuing and marketing of prepaid debit card and related payment solution activities. Through the closure of the Trinity Mercantile Finance Group and the Mortgage Bank acquisitions Fortress Financial Group, Inc. is now expediting its plans to become a broadly based Consumer Finance Group. The "Mortgage and Consumer Lending Divisions" will comprise the vast majority of the Group's earnings in the immediate to medium term.

The Company is utilizing is substantial Balance Sheet of circa US$100 million comprised of quoted and unquoted Gold Mining & Exploration stocks (This is after the payment of the Extraordinary Dividend of US$400 million to stockholders) to aggressively fund a large number of acquisitions in the consumer financial services sector; initially focused in the Mortgage Lending and Banking sectors.

This release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended and such forward-looking statements are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. "Forward-looking statements" describe future expectations, plans, results, or strategies and are generally preceded by words such as "may," "future," "plan" or "planned," "will" or "should," "expected," "anticipates," "draft," "eventually" or "projected." You are cautioned that such statements are subject to a multitude of risks and uncertainties that could cause future circumstances, events, or results to differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements, including the risks that actual results may differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements as a result of various factors, and other risks identified in a companies' annual report on Form 10-K or 10-KSB and other filings made by such company with the SEC.

Contact Information

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    Fortress Financial Group, Inc.
    Alan Santini
    Chief Executive Officer
    Email Contact
    Tel: (954) 840-6961