Kent Exploration Inc.
TSX VENTURE : KEX

Kent Exploration Inc.

April 15, 2009 21:15 ET

Kent Closes First Tranche of Private Placement

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - April 15, 2009) - Kent Exploration Inc. (the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:KEX) reports that it has closed the first tranche of its private placement reported in a news release of 6 April 2008. Pursuant to the private placement, the company issued 1,300,000 units at a price of ten ($0.10) cents per unit, for gross proceeds of $130,000. Each unit comprises one common share of the company and one common share purchase warrant. Each warrant will entitle the holder to purchase one share of the company for a period of one year from the date of issuance at a price of fifteen ($0.15) cents per share.

Insider participation: Graeme O'Neill - 200,000, Marvin A. Mitchell - 100,000

Shares subscribed for in the Private Placement will be subject to a four (4) month and one day hold period.

Kent Exploration Inc is a junior exploration company that has a 100% interest in a mining lease option on the Flagstaff Mountain property, a gold/silver/zinc/barite prospect in eastern Washington state, 50% of a 100% interest in the mining lease option on the Ivanhoe Creek property, a Midas-style gold/silver target in Nevada's Carlin Trend, 50% of a 100% interest in the Ivanhoe Creek placer claims covering a bentonite deposit, 100% interest in the Courtney Lake property, a silver/lead/zinc prospect in north-east Saskatchewan, an option to earn a 100% interest in the Silver Hills property, a silver/lead/zinc prospect in south-eastern British Columbia, 100% interest in Coal Prospecting Permits covering approximately 92,000 ha in eastcentral Saskatchewan, and an option to acquire a 70% interest in the Reefton gold project in New Zealand.

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

The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this news release.

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