SOURCE: Gilla Inc.

April 22, 2009 10:25 ET

Gilla Discovers Anomalous Gold Values in Angola

CARSON CITY, NV--(Marketwire - April 22, 2009) - GILLA INC. (OTCBB: GLLA) (the "Company") is pleased to announce that the 2008 exploration stream sediment sampling program returned anomalous gold values on its 199 km2 Salutar Comercio Prospecting Licence ("PL") in the Province of Cabinda, Angola. Predominantly metasedimentary lithologies of Pre-Cambrian age of the Mayombe tectonic system underlie the PL.

The stream sediment sampling program covered about 25% of the PL and comprised the collection of the -2mm sieved fraction, for gold analysis, as well as a separate sample of the unsieved stream sediment fines, for multi-element ICP analysis, from each sample site. A statistically determined 300 ppb gold high-cut was applied to the gold values obtained for the 151 -2mm samples. Five samples are statistically anomalous and one additional sample, 1.2 ppb gold below the anomalous threshold, is considered potentially anomalous. Anomalous samples have a gold value equal to or greater than the mean plus 2 times the standard deviation.

The -2mm fraction sieved samples were analyzed by SGS in Johannesburg, South Africa, using the 'bulk leachable extractable gold' ("BLEG") method. The unsieved fine stream sediment samples were analyzed for 51 elements by ALS Chemex in Johannesburg, South Africa using the low detection ICP method. The Company did not include commercial standards and blanks with the samples submitted for analysis. ALS Chemex and SGS are accredited laboratories and internationally recognized.

Based on the success of the 2008 exploration program the Company is looking forward to carry out stream sediment sampling on the unsampled portion of the PL. In addition soil sampling of 5 areas upstream of the anomalous gold values is planned.

"The anomalous gold values obtained in stream sediment samples adds encouragement that continued exploration may define drill targets and new discoveries," said Daniel Barrette, Chief Operating Officer of Gilla.

Qualified Person

The exploration program was planned by Stanley Robinson, M.Sc., P. Geo. (Province of Manitoba, Canada), and the field work was carried out by Angolan geological technicians. Stanley Robinson, P.Geo., a Qualified Person in accordance with National Instrument NI43-101 (Canada), has reviewed the technical content presented herein. Stanley Robinson is a Director of Gilla Inc.

Cameroon

In addition to the Angolan property, Gilla Inc., through its 100% owned subsidiary, Free Mining Company S.A., owns 2 exploration permits in Cameroon, with completed NI43-101 reports, that host the undeveloped Nanga Eboko Rutile Project and the Akonolinga Rutile project where a BRGM pre-feasibility study concluded a non NI43-101 compliant titanium oxide ("TiO2") resource of 3 million tones.

"These permits could result in being sleeping giants and we hope that with further drilling on both permits we will be able to prove the pre-feasibility study and more. We are focused to advance the projects from the pre-feasibility study up to the feasibility study stage," said Daniel Barrette, Chief Operating Officer of Gilla.

About Gilla

Gilla Inc. is a Nevada based mineral-property development company specializing in acquiring and consolidating mineral properties with production potential and future growth through exploration discoveries. Acquisition and development emphasis is focused on properties containing gold and other strategic minerals.

The information contained in this release includes forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties that could actual results to differ materially.

Certain statements contained herein constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to materially differ from those expressed or implied. Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, such risks as are described in the Company's annual report.

Contact Information

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    Gilla Inc.
    Linda Kent
    Corporate Secretary/Treasurer
    (416) 884 8807