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Kivalliq Announces CDN $6.2 million Private Placement; Lumina Capital Increases Investment

July 15, 2010

Kivalliq Energy Corporation (TSX-V: KIV) ("Kivalliq" or the "Company") today announced that Lumina Capital Limited Partnership ("Lumina Capital") together with certain other strategic investors, will subscribe for a total of CDN$6,200,000 in a non brokered private placement in Kivalliq.  The proceeds from this financing will be used to explore and develop Kivalliq’s high-grade Lac Cinquante uranium deposit, located within the Angilak Project in Nunavut, Canada, and for general working capital purposes.

The financing will consist of 24.8 million units (“Units”), at a price of $0.25 per Unit.  Each Unit consists of one common share and one-half of one whole warrant.  Each whole warrant will allow the holder to acquire an additional common share of Kivalliq at a price of $0.35 per share for a period of two years following the date of issuance of the Unit.  A commission will be payable on a portion of the Placement.  The financing is subject to regulatory approval and the securities will be subject to a four month resale restriction.

Upon the closing of the financing, Lumina Capital will own approximately 19.6% of the shares of the Company on an undiluted basis, and approximately 25.8% assuming exercise of all warrants held by Lumina Capital. As this would constitute a “change of control” pursuant to the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange, Kivalliq will be required to obtain shareholder consent to the issuance of securities to Lumina Capital in excess of 20% of the shares of the Company (on a partially diluted basis).  The Company therefore plans to close on the sale of an initial tranche of approximately CDN$5,000,000 of units and then seek shareholder approval to close on the sale of an additional CDN$1,200,000 of units to Lumina Capital.  Lumina Capital will participate in the initial tranche of the placement but will not hold more than 19.9% of the shares of the Company (on a partially diluted basis) after closing of the initial tranche.  The Company expects to hold an extraordinary general meeting of its shareholders in the near future to consider approval of the additional CDN$1,200,000 of units to Lumina Capital.
"We are very pleased to have Lumina Capital's continued support as a major shareholder while we move toward establishing a compliant resource at Lac Cinquante,” said Kivalliq’s President & CEO, John Robins.  

About Kivalliq Energy Corporation

Kivalliq Energy Corporation is a uranium exploration and development company, and the first company in Canada to sign a comprehensive agreement with the Inuit of Nunavut to explore for uranium on Inuit Owned Lands in Nunavut Territory, Canada.

Kivalliq’s core asset, the 225,000 acre Angilak Project, is comprised of the historic Lac Cinquante uranium deposit (not National Instrument 43-101 compliant)** and over 150 other uranium occurrences. Since acquiring the project in 2008, the Company has spent approximately $6.7 million on the property conducting systematic exploration which has included ground and airborne geophysics, geological mapping and drilling.

On behalf of the Board of Directors
“John Robins”
John Robins, P.Geo
President and CEO
Kivalliq Energy Corporation

For further information about, Kivalliq Energy Corporation or this news release, please visit our website at www.kivalliqenergy.com or contact Tony Reda, Investor Relations, at toll free 1.888.331.2269, directly at 604.646.4534 or by email at [email protected].  Kivalliq Energy Corporation is a member of the Discovery Group of companies, for more information on the group visit www.discoveryexp.com.

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.

** The quoted disclosure of historical resource estimates for the Lac Cinquante Uranium Deposit was prepared by Aberford Resources Ltd in 1982, Abermin Corporation in 1986, and referenced by other subsequent sources.  It was prepared prior to the implementation of National Instrument 43-101 (NI 43-101) and should not be relied upon since it does not comply with NI 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects. A Qualified Person has not classified the historical estimates as current mineral resources or reserves, and therefore, Kivalliq is not treating them as such. Kivalliq has not completed any work to verify these estimates, but ongoing exploration programs are designed to evaluate the economic potential of the deposit and environs. It is uncertain if further exploration will result in the deposit being classified a mineral resource or reserve. However, the historical uranium resource estimate is relevant because: it is indicative of a mineralized zone worthy of follow-up exploration as it is based on drilling and surface exploration  carried out by what is believed to be knowledgeable explorers in accordance with acceptable industry practices at the time of the estimate. Historic estimates were originally classified as “indicated” and “inferred” reserves, plus a third “possible” category; however, the equivalent categories acceptable under NI 43-101 are not known at this time.  

Certain disclosures in this release, including management's assessment of plans and projects and intentions with respect to listings of securities, use of proceeds and future exploration programs, constitute forward-looking statements that are subject to numerous risks, uncertainties and other factors relating to Kivalliq's operations as a mineral exploration company that may cause future results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in such forward-looking statements, including risks as to the completion of the plans and projects. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. Kivalliq expressly disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.