Solara Exploration Ltd.
TSX VENTURE : SAA.A
TSX VENTURE : SAA.B

Solara Exploration Ltd.

January 18, 2007 12:43 ET

Solara Announces Executive Appointment

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 18, 2007) - Website: Solara Exploration Ltd. ("Solara" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:SAA.A) (TSX VENTURE:SAA.B) is pleased to announce the appointment of Brian A. Skinner to the position of Vice President, Exploration effective February 1, 2007. Over the past 37 years, Mr. Skinner has worked as a geologist in a variety of roles in the oil and gas industry in Western Canada including as a founder and in senior management positions with several emerging oil and gas companies. Mr. Skinner brings a tremendous amount of exploration and business experience to Solara. The Board of Directors and the executive team of the Company look forward to working with Mr. Skinner in his new role.

Alfred F. Fischer has recently resigned as Vice President, Exploration due to increasing responsibilities with his other professional endeavours. The Board of Directors and the Management of the Company thank Mr. Fischer for his contributions over the past year. Mr. Fischer will continue to serve as a director of Solara.

Solara Exploration Ltd. is an emerging junior oil and gas company focused on the exploration, development and acquisition of oil and natural gas assets in Western Canada.

19,989,781 Class A Shares

1,044,000 Class B Shares

ADVISORY: Certain information regarding the Company including management's assessment of future plans and operations, may constitute forward-looking statements under applicable securities laws and necessarily involve risks associated with oil and gas exploration, production, marketing and transportation such as loss of market, volatility of prices, currency fluctuations, imprecision of reserve estimates, environment risks, competition from other producers and ability to assess sufficient capital from internal and external source. As a consequence, actual results may differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements.

BOEs may be misleading, particularly if used in isolation. A BOE conversion ratio of 6 Mcf: 1bbl is based on an energy equivalency conversion method primarily applicable at the burner tip and does not represent a value equivalency at the wellhead."

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