La Quinta Resources Corporation

La Quinta Resources Corporation

April 02, 2007 09:30 ET

La Quinta Resources Corporation: Acknowledged Congo Expert Joins Advisory Board

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - April 2, 2007) - La Quinta Resources Corporation (TSX VENTURE:LAQ) is pleased to report that Jean Luc Roy, President of El Nino Ventures Inc, has joined its Advisory Board. The majority of Mr. Roy's experience has been in Africa for companies such as International Gold Resources, Ashanti Goldfields Inc., Semafo, and First Quantum Minerals. Mr. Roy has managed projects from exploration through to production in three different countries, and has extensive experience in negotiations at all levels. Mr. Roy, as Managing Director, played a crucial role in First Quantum Minerals' success in the Democratic Republic of Congo ("DRC"), by successfully placing a mining operation into production during a period of major unrest in the country. During Mr. Roy's tenure with First Quantum Minerals, the company went from a $250 million dollar market cap to a multi-billion dollar market capitalization. Mr. Roy was also instrumental in securing First Quantum Mineral's extensive land positions in the DRC.

Malcolm Swallow La Quinta's Chairman commented:

"We are delighted to welcome Jean Luc into our Company. His experience and knowledge of the Congolese mining laws and regulations when coupled to his extensive knowledge of operating in the country greatly strengthens our position and will assist our operating team in our major expansion into DRC."

Mr. Roy responded: "Having looked closely at La Quinta's potential Joint Venture positions in the Democratic Republic of Congo, I am confident that they will become a significant explorer for gold in the Country and look forward to working with them on their large and interesting project portfolio."

The Board of La Quinta has approved the granting of 150,000 options to Mr. Roy at an exercise price of 50 cents, spread over the next 12 months, subject to regulatory approval.

On Behalf of the Board

Malcolm JA Swallow , Chairman and CEO

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