West Kirkland Announces $4,000,500 Private Placement

NOT FOR DISSEMINATION IN THE UNITED STATES OR FOR RELEASE TO US NEWS WIRE SERVICES

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, June 20, 2012 - West Kirkland Mining Inc. (WKM:TSXV)  (“West Kirkland” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has arranged a private placement with PI Financial Corp. and Cormark Securities Inc. as co leads and joint book runners (the “Underwriters”), to raise gross proceeds of up to $4,000,500 (the “Offering”). The Offering will consist of the issuance of 11,430,000 units (the “Units”) of the Company at a price of $0.35 per Unit.  Each Unit will consist of one common share in the capital of the Company (a “Common Share”) and one-half of one common share purchase warrant.  Each whole common share purchase warrant (a “Warrant”) will entitle the holder to acquire one Common Share at a price of $0.60 for a period of 18 months from the Closing Date. 

All securities issued pursuant to the Offering will be subject to a four month hold period. Completion of the Offering is subject to the satisfaction of certain conditions, including TSX Venture Exchange acceptance of the Offering. The aggregate proceeds raised from the issuance of the Units will be used for general exploration expenditures and for general corporate purposes.  Closing of the Offering is expected to be on or about July 11, 2012 (the ”Closing Date”).

As consideration for their services, the Underwriters will receive a cash commission of 7% of the gross proceeds of the Offering.

The Company has also granted the Underwriters an Over Allotment Option which will allow for the Underwriters to purchase up to 15% additional Units up until the Closing Date.

Michael G. Allen, Vice President of Exploration of West Kirkland said, “This financing will allow the Company to continue our drilling programs and commence engineering work on our TUG project along the Utah-Nevada border.  We have a large land position and recently announced our first resource estimate in the Long Canyon Trend in Nevada.  This will be our focus for the balance of 2012.”

This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to sell any of 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 (the “U.S. Securities Act”) or any state securities laws and may not be offered or sold within the United States or to U.S. Persons unless registered under the U.S. Securities Act and applicable state securities laws or an exemption from such registration is available.

About West Kirkland Mining

West Kirkland Mining was formed in 2010 to focus on gold exploration along major trends in North America. The Company has consolidated significant mineral rights positions in the Kirkland Lake area of Ontario and within major gold trends of North Eastern Nevada - two of North America’s premier gold jurisdictions. The founders and Board of West Kirkland Mining have successful gold discovery, development and mine operations experience in both Ontario and Nevada over the past 40 years.

For further information, please see the Company’s website at www.wkmining.com or contact us by email at info@wkmining.com or call:

West Kirkland Mining Inc.
R. Michael Jones, Michael Allen or Knox Henderson at (604) 685-8311

Or

Sequoia Partners
James Beesley: 778-389-7715 or james@sequoiapartners.ca

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.

Disclaimer for Forward-Looking Information

This press release contains forward-looking information within the meaning of Canadian securities laws. Such information includes, without limitation, information regarding proposed exploration activities. Although the Company believes that such information is reasonable, it can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct. Forward-looking information is typically identified by words such as: believe, expect, anticipate, intend, estimate, postulate and similar expressions, or are those, which, by their nature, refer to future events. The Company cautions investors that any forward-looking information provided by the Company is not a guarantee of future results or performance, and that actual results may differ materially from those in forward looking information as a result of various factors, including, but not limited to, the state of the financial markets for the Company’s equity securities, the state of the market for gold or other minerals that may be produced generally, recent market volatility; variations in the nature, quality and quantity of any mineral deposits that may be located, the Company's ability to obtain any necessary permits, consents or authorizations required for its activities, to raise the necessary capital or to be fully able to implement its business strategies and other risks associated with the exploration and development of mineral properties. The reader is referred to the Company's public filings for a more complete discussion of such risk factors and their potential effects which may be accessed through the Company’s profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.