Sona Resources Corporation
TSX VENTURE : SYS
FRANKFURT : QS7

Sona Resources Corporation

January 18, 2011 13:00 ET

Sona Resources Corp.: Closing of Second Tranche of Private Placement for $362,450

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Jan. 18, 2011) - Sona Resources Corp. (TSX VENTURE:SYS)(FRANKFURT:QS7) -

(All figures in Canadian dollars)

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Sona Resources Corp. (the "Company" or "Sona") is pleased to announce that it has closed the second tranche of its private placement (the "Private Placement") of 329,500 non flow-through units (the "Units") at a price of $1.10 per Unit, raising gross proceeds of $362,450. Stonecap Securities Inc. (the "Agent") acted as Agent in connection with the Private Placement of 282,000 Units. Each Unit consists of one common share and one-half of one transferable warrant (each whole warrant, a "Warrant"). Each Warrant is exercisable into one non flow-through common share of the Company at a price of $1.50 per share for a period of two years, expiring on January 18, 2013.

In consideration for their services, the Company has paid to the Agent, a cash commission of $24,816 and issued 22,560 common share purchase warrants (the "Agent's Warrants"). Each Agent's Warrant entitles the Agent to purchase one common share (the "Agent's Warrant Share") of the Company until January 18, 2013 at an exercise price of $1.10 per Agent's Warrant Share.

The Company has also paid $19,800 and issued 16,000 Warrants as compensation to certain finders on closing of the first tranche of the Private Placement and paid $2,200 and issued 2,000 Warrants (together, the "Finder's Warrants") in connection with the second tranche of the Private Placement. The Finder's Warrants have the same terms as the Agent's Warrants issued pursuant to the Private Placement.

All securities issued pursuant to the second tranche of the Private Placement are subject to a hold period expiring on May 19, 2011.

The proceeds from the sale of the Units will be used for general working capital and for general corporate purposes.

On behalf of the Board,

Nick Ferris, Executive Chairman

This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any of the securities in the United States. The securities have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or any state securities laws, and may not be offered or sold within the United States or to U.S. Persons, unless an exemption from such registration is available.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: THIS NEWS RELEASE IS NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION TO U.S. NEWSWIRE SERVICES OR FOR DISSEMINATION IN THE UNITED STATES.

This news release contains certain forward-looking statements, and such statements involve risks and uncertainties. The results or events predicted may differ materially from actual results or events. Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date of this news release. Except as may be required by applicable securities laws, the Company disclaims any intent or obligation to update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or results, or any other occurrence.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its regulation services provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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