VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - May 10, 2011) - La Quinta Resources Corporation (TSX VENTURE:LAQ)(FRANKFURT:LQK) ("La Quinta"), is pleased to announce the appointment of Eduardo Baer as a Director to the board of La Quinta. Mr. Eduardo (Ed) Baer brings over 25 years of professional experience to La Quinta Resources, encompassing business development, strategic planning, and management expertise with a focus in the natural resource sector.

Most recently, Mr. Baer has been instrumental in advancing the development of TSXV listed International PBX Ventures. Mr. Baer, in his capacity as interim President and CEO, completed the turn-around of European Goldfields Ltd. Prior to European Goldfields, Mr. Baer served in a senior corporate finance and investor relations capacity to TSX listed Greystar Resources Ltd., and held senior executive positions with TSX and NYSE listed TVX Gold Inc. Mr. Baer held executive directorships at both European Goldfields and TVX Gold. Mr. Baer holds a Master of Science (Leadership) degree with Highest Distinction from Northeastern University and is currently completing an LLM degree from Osgoode Hall Law School/York University. Mr. Baer obtained the Institute of Corporate Directors' ICD.D designation in 2009.

Glen Watson, CEO of the Company stated: "We are particularly enthusiastic about Mr. Baer joining our Board of Directors. His financial expertise represents a significant addition to our team."

Pursuant to the Stock Option Plan as approved by shareholders at the last Annual General Meeting, La Quinta announces the granting of 400,000 incentive stock options to Mr. Baer. The options vest immediately and are exercisable at CAN$ 0.10 for a term of five years. The granting of the said options is subject to acceptance by the applicable securities bodies.

About La Quinta Resources Corporation

La Quinta is a junior precious metals exploration company actively seeking mineral opportunities for the benefit of our stakeholders. Currently the Company is focused on exploring for gold, silver and copper on its Easter and Black Jack properties in Nevada and on Carruthers Pass , British Columbia. The Easter Project is underlain by an epithermal quartz-adularia vein stockwork system hosted within Tertiary volcanic rocks of the Caliente Caldron Complex of southeastern Nevada. Numerous drill programs were conducted over the past 27 years by several operators. The resultant 121 holes and five adits were used to outline a 43-101 compliant resource of 2.6 million tons at 1.3 g/t gold (0.038 oz/t) and 14 g/t silver (0.4 oz/t) within an area of gold mineralization with a strike length of at least 6,450 feet (1,966 m) and drill-defined widths up to 90 feet (27.4 m). Significant prior intercepts include up to 0.194 oz. Au / ton over 90 feet (6.6 g/t over 27.4m true thickness) (including 0.549 oz. Au / ton over 15 feet (18.8 g/t over 4.5m)) and 0.084 oz. / ton over 110 feet (including 0.534 oz. Au / ton over 5 feet) (2.88 g/t over 33.5 m w/internal 18.3 g/t in 1.52 m). The Black Jack property, an early-stage exploration target in NE Nevada, consists of old mine workings that contain silver- gold-base metals veins hosted in Ordovician limestones that overlie nearby Cambrian shale. The Carruthers Pass property is a massive sulfide project with copper, gold and silver located 70km south of Kemess copper-gold mine. The project consists of 8 claims covering 3,250 hectares. No resources have been indentified in either Black Jack or Carruthers Pass properties.

On behalf of the board

Glen Watson, CEO and Director

This document includes forward- looking statements. When used in this document, the words "potential", "plan", "could", "estimate", "expect", "intend", "may", "should", and similar expressions are intended to be among the statements that identify forward-looking statements. Although La Quinta believes that their expectations reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, such statements involve risks and uncertainties and no assurance can be given that actual results will be consistent with these forward-looking statements.

SEC 12G file#82-35061

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Contact Information:

La Quinta Resources Corporation
Glen Watson
CEO and Director
1(604) 803-5229 / 1(604) 684-4653