International Kirkland Minerals Inc.

International Kirkland Minerals Inc.

April 27, 2007 18:42 ET

IKI Announces Claims Staked and Private Placements

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - April 27, 2007) - International Kirkland Minerals Inc. ("IKI" / the "Company")(TSX VENTURE:IKI) announces that the Company has completed 12 holes of the proposed 100 hole drill program, each at 60m in depth, at the Company's 588 sq km Rupert River uranium property in northern Quebec. The holes are currently being logged and scintillometer readings are being conducted. Core that returns highly anomalous radiometric responses will be fire assayed. To date, only two holes have had the scintillometer applied to the core. These initial Scintillometer readings range between 40 cps and up to 200 cps.

In addition IKI announces that it has staked a further 670 claims contiguous to the current IKI land holdings in the Rupert River area in order to provide further coverage of the large radiometric anomalies outlined in the Company's 2,600 line kilometre airborne survey completed in late 2006. This will increase the overall land holdings for IKI at Rupert River to approximately 900 sq km. The overall land position will change from time to time throughout 2007 as the Company may abandon less prospective ground in the region as the exploration program progresses.

Finally, the Company announces that it has settled the terms of a non-brokered private placement with two arms length parties for an aggregate 750,000 flow-through share units at $0.16 per unit. Each unit consists of one flow-through share at $0.16 per share and one warrant attached to each share. Each warrant is exercisable into one non-flow through share of the Company at $0.22 per share over a two year term.

The private placement is subject to regulatory filings and acceptance.

The Qualified Person for IKI's Rupert River Uranium property is Mr. Jean Lafleur, P.Geo. of Montreal, Quebec.

On behalf of the Company

Dan M. Clark, President

Shares Issued: 54,438,858
Restricted Shares: 8,000,000
Stock Options: 2,550,000 @ $0.08 to $ 0.16
Warrants: 10,257,143 @ $0.10 to $ 0.20

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