Houston Lake Mining Raises $168,600 in First Tranche of $1.25 Million Flow-Through Private Placement

Houston Lake Mining Raises $168,600 in First Tranche of $1.25 Million Flow-Through Private Placement

Houston Lake Mining Inc. is pleased to report it has completed the first $168,600 tranche of a $1.25 million offering that will be used to continue exploration activities at its West Cedartree Gold Project in Ontario.

The funds were raised through the sale of 281,000 flow-through units priced at $0.60 per unit in a non-brokered private placement, subject to regulatory approval. Each unit consisted of one flow-through common share and one half of one common share purchase warrant. Each whole warrant is exercisable into one common share at an exercise price of $0.70 for 24 months from closing.

Proceeds from the offering will finance ongoing exploration activities at Houston Lake’s 100% owned and 100% optioned gold properties near Kenora, Ontario. The Company has eight contiguous properties that comprise its West Cedartree Gold Project. In April, management concluded a highly successful winter diamond drill program at the Dubenski property, and a new round of drilling is under way at the Dogpaw Lake property.

The current financing is in addition to a similar $750,000 flow-through equity offering completed May 15, 2008.

“We are very pleased with the response of the investment community to our financing initiative,” said Grayme Anthony, President and CEO. “We have now raised in excess of $900,000 in the past week and now can look ahead to an aggressive summer exploration campaign at West Cedartree.”

All securities issued in connection with this financing have a hold period of four months. A finder’s fee of $13,488 (8% of the gross proceeds) and 22,480 agent’s options (8% of the total issuance) were paid pursuant to the offering. Each agent’s option is exercisable at an exercise price of $0.70 into one common share and one broker warrant for a period of two years, with each broker warrant exercisable at a price of $0.70 into one common share for a period of two years.

About Houston Lake Mining Inc.

Houston Lake is an advanced, vertically integrated resource exploration company. The Company is actively exploring for gold, platinum group metal and rare metal deposits in northwestern Ontario with a strategic focus on the West Cedartree gold project. Houston Lake’s objective is to become a gold producer by surface mining its West Cedartree gold project and developing its 100% owned and optioned properties. The Company has a total of 28,614,746 common shares issued and outstanding exclusive of the announced financing. For additional information, please visit us at www.houstonlakemining.com.

Company Contacts

Houston Lake Mining E. Grayme Anthony P.Geo., MBA President and CEO Tel: 705-897-7622 Fax: 705-897-7618

Email Contact

Linx Partners Ltd. Wanda Cutler

Tel: 416-303-6460

Source: Houston Lake Mining Inc.

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