SOURCE: Drake Gold Resources Inc.

June 13, 2006 14:24 ET

Drake Gold Resources Inc. Announces 100% Acquisition of Pegasus Oil Well Services as Part of the Expansion Into Oil and Gas Development

CENTURY CITY, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 13, 2006 -- Drake Gold Resources Inc. (PINKSHEETS: DKGR) is pleased to announce the acquisition of Pegasus Well Services scheduled to be completed within two weeks. Pegasus is a San Antonio based company that services all of South Texas with a growing list of oil services. (http://www.pegasusoilwellservices.com)

The company plans to expand operations to include complete well services for wells above 10,000 ft. in depth including acidization treatments, cementing, and drilling operations. Pegasus is a growing service provider specializing in cementing for shallow oil, gas, and water wells in the South Texas area.

The company began operations in November of 2001 with the first several months being devoted to training personnel, acquiring, and modifying needed equipment. The company became more active over the first 3 years solidifying its foundation in 2004. Operating with only one cementing unit, its sales for 2005 exceeded $600,000 over a shortened year due to a mechanical rebuild of its main unit.

The company plans on adding additional cementing units, hydraulic fracturing units, drilling rigs, and other needed services, with the intent of becoming a one-stop shop for the oil business. With the growing demand for oil and gas operations in the Texas arena revenues are expected to continue to rise. Estimations of revenues will be released after evaluation of audited financials and the operations is completed.

For Drake, the addition of a full service oil well company will make the advancements into oil and gas development hastened and is lowering capital needed to begin operations. The market today makes it very difficult to schedule equipment needed to perform these services so having them in-house gives Drake the ability to move consistently from project to project without any delays while minimizing risk.

Furthermore, Drake has already made a series of advancements into acquiring oil and gas leases, projects and potential joint ventures to build its portfolio of petroleum operations. The current acquisition and connections already within the industry have located prime targets in South Texas, the Barnett Shale in Texas, California and Louisiana. With the new service division it makes it very easy to obtain projects for low costs and entice current operators to entertain joint ventures.

This is in tune with its recently announced corporate strategy, which is partially outlined here:

"DKGR intends to be a diversified company by operating in the natural resource, petroleum, and alternative energy markets. As a result of ever-increasing scarcity, the market for natural resources is clamoring for diversification and innovative exploration tactics. Potential opportunities for diversification include diamond, gold, silver, copper and other minerals in areas such as Arizona, Oregon, Alaska, British Columbia, the Yukon Territories, and other affiliated sections throughout gold districts in Northern Mexico. DKGR also plans to capitalize on current and long-term trends in energy prices to operate in the petroleum and alternative energy markets."

The Drake team believes acquiring Pegasus Well Services is a step in the right direction -- it minimizes the risk of oil and gas exploration while building solid well-margined cash flows.

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Shareholder inquiries and suggestions are welcome and should be directed to the Drake Gold, Investor Relations Team at (toll free) 1-888-601-9983, internationally at 1-503-618-0370, or via email at info@novakcapital.com.

About Drake Gold Resources, Inc.

Drake Gold Resources, Inc. (http://www.drakegold.com) is an early-stage mining and energy company that focuses on the exploration and production of precious metals, diamonds and energy, such as petroleum and coal. Several projects have been identified through Thunder Gulch Resources, Ltd. and its resources in North America. Drake intends to complete the acquisition of Pegasus Well Services within the coming weeks. (http://www.pegasusoilwellservices.com) Announcements will be made as agreements are completed.

This press release contains forward-looking statements involving risks and uncertainties including statements regarding the Company's future performance. Such statements are based on management's current expectations and are subject to certain factors, risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results, events and performance to differ materially from those referred to or implied by such statements. In addition, actual future results may differ materially from those anticipated, depending on a variety of factors which include, but are not limited to, our ability to leverage our technology, manage our growth, protect our intellectual property rights, attract new customers and general economic conditions affecting consumer spending, including uncertainties relating to global political conditions, such as terrorism. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. The Company does not intend to update any of the forward-looking statements after the date of this release to conform these statements to actual results or to changes in its expectations, except as may be required by law.

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