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Additional High Grade Assays Received From Western Extension Drilling

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October 25, 2011

Vancouver, B.C. - Kivalliq Energy Corporation (KIV: TSX-V) (the "Company" or "Kivalliq") today provided assay results from diamond drilling at the Western Extension, located 450 metres along strike and west of the high grade Lac Cinquante uranium deposit. Assay results disclosed in this release are from 30 of the 54  holes drilled in total at the Western Extension, located within the 225,000 acre Angilak Property in Nunavut, Canada.

Highlights disclosed herein include:

"High grade uranium and polymetallic assay results from the Western Extension continue to add significant value to the Lac Cinquante trend," stated Kivalliq President Jeff Ward. "It is exciting to have moved the Western Extension from initial discovery to resource drilling in such a short time frame.”

Western Extension

This second set of results is comprised of 30 holes drilled at the Western Extension, with a total of 47 holes reported to date from this zone. The Western Extension has a drilled strike length of 550 metres and starts 450 metres to the west, and along strike, of the Lac Cinquante main zone resource area.

9,468 metres in 54 diamond drill holes tested a northwest trending VLF EM conductor which exhibited a response similar to that of the Lac Cinquante deposit. Drilling from 17 set-ups spaced on 50 metre drill sections intersected radioactive intervals down to depths of 250 metres vertically. Two additional set-ups, spaced 100 metres apart, targeted below the original fences and intersected mineralization down to 327 metres (See Kivalliq news release October 5, 2011). Final assays from deep drill holes at the Western Extension are pending.

Mineralization is similar to that found at Lac Cinquante, but is structurally hosted in altered basalt rather than a tuffaceous unit.  Radioactive intervals are associated with sheared, chlorite-carbonate altered basalt with minor brecciation and sulphides. Hematized quartz-carbonate veining is common in this zone.

All core holes were drilled to the northeast with azimuths bearing 26 degrees, at inclinations between minus 45 and 90 degrees. 43 of 54 holes drilled at the Western Extension have now intersected anomalous radioactivity between 30 and 327 metres vertical depth, in a zone dipping roughly 65 degrees to the southwest. Kivalliq announced initial assays from 17 diamond drill holes at the Western Extension on August 25, 2011.

For a summary of the 2011 exploration program at Angilak, please see the news release from October 18, 2011. To view related cross sections and drill plan maps, please visit http://kivalliqenergy.com/projects/angilak/program_images/

Western Extension Assay Results

2011 Lac Cinquante Western Extension Drilling Program – Assay Results 11-LC-039 to 11-LC-083
Hole
From
To
Interval (m)
% U3O8
% Cu
% Mo
Ag (g/t)
Est. True Width (m)
Note
11-LC-039
166.0
167.8
1.8
0.40
0.45
0.00
9.8
1.7
Main Zone
11-LC-040
215.2
218.2
3.0
0.14
0.02
0.00
0.6
2.1
Main Zone
11-LC-041
240.72
241.8
1.1
0.26
0.01
0.00
1.1
N/A
Qtz Carb Vein
11-LC-041
255.9
259.0
3.1
0.58
0.05
0.00
15.0
1.7
Main Zone
11-LC-042
83.0
87.2
4.2
0.11
1.98
0.00
34.4
4.0
Main Zone
11-LC-043
111.5
113.2
1.7
1.87
0.80
0.00
39.9
1.2
Main Zone
11-LC-044
157.0
159.2
2.2
0.28
0.58
0.00
22.5
1.1
Main Zone
11-LC-045
82.6
83.7
1.1
0.10
0.96
0.00
8.5
1.1
Main Zone
11-LC-046
119.2
123.4
4.2
0.24
0.24
0.07
3.5
2.9
Main Zone
11-LC-047
159.2
161.2
2.0
0.26
0.44
0.00
14.9
1.0
Main Zone
11-LC-048
94.7
96.0
1.3
0.36
0.71
0.01
9.6
1.3
Main Zone
11-LC-049
113.6
117.6
4.0
0.21
0.69
0.06
28.0
3.2
Main Zone
11-LC-051
95.2
98.2
3.0
0.38
0.21
0.00
1.9
3.0
Main Zone
11-LC-052
86.9
87.8
0.9
0.25
0.07
0.02
4.6
N/A
Qtz Carb Vein
11-LC-052
114.5
117.2
2.7
0.12
0.18
0.01
2.6
2.5
Main Zone
11-LC-053
156.3
158.5
2.2
0.25
0.84
0.00
56.0
1.5
Main Zone
11-LC-053
167.9
168.2
0.3
0.52
0.01
0.10
36.8
N/A
Qtz Carb Vein
11-LC-054
193.5
195.5
2.0
1.10
1.22
0.30
72.0
1.2
Main Zone
11-LC-055
73.5
74.9
1.4
0.07
1.09
0.00
15.3
1.3
Main Zone
11-LC-056
99.6
102.2
2.6
0.78
0.47
0.00
10.1
1.7
Main Zone
11-LC-056
106.1
106.7
0.6
0.64
0.02
0.32
32.5
N/A
Qtz Carb Vein
11-LC-057
118.8
119.8
1.0
2.41
0.20
0.05
16.6
N/A
Qtz Carb Vein
11-LC-057
142.2
145.5
3.3
1.89
0.35
0.01
19.5
1.7
Main Zone
11-LC-058
101.9
102.7
0.8
0.03
0.13
0.00
0.2
0.8
Main Zone
11-LC-059
134.4
136.2
1.8
0.05
0.11
0.00
76.4
1.3
Main Zone
11-LC-060
163.3
166.2
2.9
2.02
0.65
0.02
26.9
2.0
Main Zone
11-LC-061
112.7
113.3
0.6
0.05
0.10
0.00
0.0
0.6
Main Zone
11-LC-062
194.7
195.6
0.9
0.01
0.37
0.00
5.6
0.5
Main Zone
11-LC-063
66.0
66.4
0.4
0.13
0.01
0.00
1.4
0.3
Main Zone
11-LC-064
103.7
104.0
0.3
0.07
0.16
0.00
2.7
0.2
Main Zone
11-LC-080
175.0
177.0
2.0
0.16
0.78
0.03
18.6
0.9
Main Zone
11-LC-081
93.2
94.2
1.0
0.01
0.31
0.01
9.1
1.0
Main Zone
11-LC-081
112.2
112.6
0.4
0.27
0.01
0.04
4.9
N/A
Qtz Carb Vein
11-LC-082
105.4
106.0
0.6
2.21
1.46
0.39
90.2
0.6
Main Zone
11-LC-082
131.2
134.0
2.8
0.15
0.03
0.05
3.5
N/A
Qtz Cb Bx Vein
11-LC-083
126.3
127.9
1.6
1.53
1.62
0.17
70.3
1.2
Main Zone
11-LC-083
154.5
155.1
0.7
0.62
0.05
0.05
1.7
N/A
Qtz Carb Vein

Hole 11-LC-065 intersected the Western Extension shear zone but was not mineralized.

*All samples subject to ICP 1 Analysis by SRC in Saskatoon, SK. ICP1 results >1000 ppm U are subject to SRC U3O8 Assay; ICP1 results for Cu, Mo and Ag are reported by SRC in parts per million (ppm).  1 ppm = 1gm/t, 10000 ppm = 1%; Intervals include ICP U analysis in ppm converted to U3O8%.  Conversion to U3O8% = ppm x 0.01179%. Estimate for true width of mineralization is based on the angle of surveyed drill hole and the apparent orientation of the zone at the intercept.

QA/QC 

Samples from the 2011 drilling program comprised half split NQ drill core. All samples were analyzed for U3O8 and a multi-element suite by Saskatchewan Research Council (SRC) Geoanalytical Laboratories. The SRC facility operates in accordance with ISO/IEC 17025:2005 (CAN-P-4E), General Requirements for the Competence of Mineral Testing and Calibration laboratories and is accredited by the Standards Council of Canada. The samples are first analyzed by SRC's ICP-OES multi-element Uranium exploration ICP1 method. The method analyzes for multi-elements including Ag, Mo, Cu, Pb, Zn and a suite of rare earth elements. ICP results U>1000 parts per million (ppm) are analyzed using SRC's ISO/IEC 17025:2005-accredited U3O8 Assay method. Laboratory quality control (QC) includes a repeat analysis on every 20th sample. Repeat samples had good reproducibility. Kivalliq's QC included the insertion of blanks and standards into the sample inventory at the project site prior to shipment in sealed containers. All QC results were within expectations.

Disclosure of a technical nature contained in this release has been reviewed and approved by Kivalliq’s President, Jeff Ward, P.Geo. Mr. Ward is the Qualified Person for the purposes of National Instrument 43-101.

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.

With an NI 43-101 compliant Inferred Mineral Resource of 810,000 tonnes grading 0.79% U3O8, totaling 14.15 million lbs U3O8 (17.5 lbs U3O8/tonne) at a 0.2% U3O8 cut-off grade, the Lac Cinquante Deposit is Canada’s highest grade uranium deposit outside of the Athabasca Basin. Kivalliq’s flagship project, the 225,000 acre Angilak Property in Nunavut, hosts the high-grade Lac Cinquante deposit, along with nine additional high priority target areas. Since acquiring the Angilak Property in 2008, the Company has invested approximately $30 million conducting systematic exploration, including ground and airborne geophysics, geological mapping, prospecting and approximately 48,000 meters of RC and diamond drilling.

On behalf of the Board of Directors

“Jim Paterson”

James Paterson, CEO
Kivalliq Energy Corporation

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