Kent Exploration Inc.
TSX VENTURE : KEX
FRANKFURT : 7KX

Kent Exploration Inc.

June 24, 2011 17:51 ET

Kent Announces Dr. Clay Conway Ph.D., P.Geol as New Director

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - June 24, 2011) - Kent Exploration Inc. (TSX VENTURE:KEX)(FRANKFURT:7KX) (the "Company" or "Kent") announces that Dr. Clay Conway, Ph.D., P.Geol, a qualified person as defined by National Instrument 43-101, has been appointed as a Director of the Company.

Dr. Conway graduated from Brigham Young University in 1966 with a B.Sc. Geology and obtained his Ph.D. in Geology from the California Institute of Technology in 1975. He is a Fellow of the Geological Society of America, a Fellow of the Society of Economic Geologists, and is a Registered Geologist in both Utah and Arizona.

As a Research Scientist at the U.S. Geological Survey from 1975 to 1996, he performed mineral resource assessments of public lands, and conducted mineral deposit research with a specialty in massive sulphide and other mineral deposits types in the southwestern U.S.

He has been an independent geologic consultant since 1996; primarily in mineral exploration on both disseminated and vein style gold deposits in the U.S. and Saudi Arabia, and has expertise in structural geology, and interpreting geospatial data and remote sensing imagery.

The Company has accepted the resignation of Mr. Marvin A. Mitchell, P.Eng, as a director of the Company and Qualified Person. Mr. Mitchell has been a director of the Company since its inception as a public company and the board thanks Mr. Mitchell for his contributions to the Company during this period.

Kent Exploration Inc. is a junior exploration company that has acquired the Alexander River, Paparoa and Lyell gold projects in the highly prolific Reefton gold field in New Zealand and has an approximate 35% interest in, and is the controlling shareholder of, Archean Star Resources Inc, ("Archean") which is listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol ASP. Archean's wholly owned subsidiary, Archean Star Resources Australia, Pty, Ltd, ("ASRA") has an Option Agreement, subject to a 75% back in right, to earn 100% of Teck's interest in Chalice Gold Mines Limited's Gnaweeda Gold Project in West Australia.

The Company has an option to earn a 100% interest in the Silver Hills property, a silver/lead/zinc prospect in south-eastern British Columbia, The Company has a 100% interest in Coal Prospecting Permits covering approximately 92,000 ha in east-central Saskatchewan; a 100% interest in a mining lease option on the Flagstaff Mountain property, a barite-gold-silver-zinc property in eastern Washington state, having a fully permitted mine which is approved to produce up to 100,000 tons of barite per year, and a 100% interest in the mining lease option on the Ivanhoe Creek property, a Midas-style gold/silver target in Nevada's Carlin Trend, and 50% of a 100% interest in the Ivanhoe Creek placer claims covering a bentonite deposit.

This News Release has been prepared on behalf of the Kent Exploration Inc. Board of Directors, which accepts full responsibility for its contents.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD

Graeme O'Neill, President

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange, nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange), has reviewed, nor do they accept responsibility for, the adequacy or accuracy of this news release.

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    President
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