La Quinta Resources Corporation

La Quinta Resources Corporation

April 23, 2007 09:30 ET

La Quinta Joined by Michel Cormier (P.Geo) as President and C.O.O. to Lead Congolese Exploration Program

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - April 23, 2007) - La Quinta Resources Corp. ("La Quinta" or "LAQ") (TSX VENTURE:LAQ) is pleased to announce that it has appointed Michel Cormier as President and Chief Operating Officer of the Corporation. Michel is a Francophone bilingual geological engineer with a proven track record in gold and base metals exploration and discovery, development and mining. Michel's most recent employment has been as Director of Exploration for SEMAFO Inc. in West Africa where his accomplishments have included original discoveries of high grade gold mineralization in Burkina Faso and of Ni-Cu-Co-PGE in Guinea; plus establishment of proven gold reserves in Guinea and Niger. In addition he has worked on construction and opening of a gold mine in Guinea and also in Niger. Earlier in his career, he worked for Placer Dome as Chief Geologist at Kiena and Sigma gold mines in Val-d'Or, Quebec and also for Falconbridge where he worked as Chief Geologist on the discovery and development of the Lac Shortt gold mine.

Malcolm Swallow, Chairman and CEO of the Company, commented, "I am delighted that a geologist with such a strong background in gold and African exploration has agreed to join us. Michel Cormier has directly applicable experience to our projects in Congo and in Mexico and his skill set, coupled with his bilingual abilities will greatly aide us in the establishment and rapid development of our programmes in Congo."

The Company would also like to take this opportunity to thank Glen Watson who has graciously agreed to step down from the role of President and COO and to take up a new challenge as Senior VP Corporate Development. His efforts for the Company have been tireless during this early stage of its growth and he will continue to provide his energy and expertise through the next stages of its development.

Mr. Cormier will join the Company formally on June 1st, 2007 and will be granted 250,000 Options in the Company in accordance with the Company's share Option Scheme and subject to regulatory approval. He will immediately move to take control of exploration programs currently commencing on the Kampene Gold Project which was recently acquired by the Corporation (See NR 07-11, dated April 17th 2007) and will also assist in planning the exploration programs for and completing the acquisition of the much larger 7,010 square kilometre exploration area in the Maniema - South Kivu Gold Belt. (See LAQ Press Releases 06-10 August 28th, 2006; PR: 06-18, October 23rd, 2006, PR: 07-02, February 02, 2007 and PR 07-06, dated March 14th, 2007).

A map showing the location and extent of the exploration leases and their relationship to the Maniema - South Kivu Gold Belt, plus further discussion of the major exploration initiative by La Quinta Resources in the Democratic Republic of Congo can be found on the Company's web site at

On Behalf of the board

Malcolm JA Swallow , Chairman and CEO

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