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Barker Reports April 2011 Trading and Settlement Summary

 

For Immediate Release
BM-11-180

Barker Reports April 2011 Trading and Settlement Summary

Prince George, B.C., May 24, 2011 -- Barker Minerals Ltd. ("BML" on TSX/V) (the "Company") reports that in follow up to its news releases on March 21, 2011 (BM-11-173) and April 18, 2011, BM-11-177 an ongoing review and analysis of trading and settlement data indicates that between November 1, 2010 and April 30, 2011 approximately 4,213,406 "settlement failures" or "delayed settlements" occurred in Barker's public market. Of those 4,213,406 failed settles, as of April 30, 2011 2,739,796 shares still remain unsettled.

The month of March 2011 revealed a significant increase in settlement failures in Barkers public share market. During this time frame, reported stock sales at the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) and Alternative Exchanges, Alpha and Pure, far exceeded the net delivery of shares for settlement through CDS. The total net sales in March of 4,421,101 shares exceeded the total net settlement at CDS by 3,051,351 shares.

The total net sales in April of 7,456,474 shares were exceeded by the total net settlement at CDS by 1,386,820 shares. The April activity shows a decrease in the number of outstanding settlement failures, however, a significant portion of the cumulative settlement failures since November 1, 2010 (2,739,796) still remain unsettled.

November 1, 2010 -- April 30, 2011 BML Trading & Settlement Summary Chart

DateTotal buys *TSXTotal sells *TSXNet buys *TSXNet sells *TSXNet buys settled at CDSNet sells settled at CDS**Variance of TSX net sells verses CDS net sell settlement
November 20102,155,187-2,155,187747,431-747,431672,678-682,67864,753
December 20101,800,485-1,800,485876,585-876,585963,375-963,375(-86,790)
January 20111,367,418-1,367,4181,052,352-1,052,352970,098-838,848213,504
February 20114,762,324-4,762,3241,834,810-1,834,810 951,012 -951,012883,798
*March 201119,466,898-19,466,8984,421,101-4,421,101 1,369,750 -1,369,7503,051,351
*April 201131,023,440-31,023,4407,456,474-7,456,474 8,772,295 -8,843,294(-1,386,820)
       *** Cumulative Variance Total
Cumulative Totals60,575,752-60,575,75216,388,753(-16,388,753)13,699,208(-13,648,957)2,739,796

*Includes TSX-V, Alpha, Pure, but not Omega (Omega does not trade TSX-V shares) or OTC which would not impact the bottom line result.
**A positive number variance monthly total reflects the number of settlement failures for that time period. A negative number (bracketed) variance monthly total means more shares were net settled in CDS than were net traded during the time period.
***The cumulative variance total is the approximate amount of outstanding settlement failures since November 1, 2010 which remain unsettled as of April 30, 2011.

Barker will continue to monitor its trading and settlement activities and report any irregularities which may be related to fraudulent activities in Barkers public share market to the proper Regulatory authorities. p style="text-align: justify"> Share Registration
The identification of significant settlement failures has resulted in a number of concerned investors contacting the Company requesting how they can confirm share ownership. To confirm share ownership interested investors can contact their financial institutions, and request delivery of their physical share certificates, or request direct registration of their shares in their personal name. As of April 30 2011, approximately 84,682,644 Barker Mineral shares are registered and held by investors in certificate form. At that date there were 129,880,849 shares issued and outstanding.

The conclusions in this news release are assumptions of the Company and there are no certainties of accuracy.

About Barker Minerals
Barker Minerals is advancing exploration on its mineral properties in the Cariboo Gold District, one of the most mineralized belts in British Columbia. The Company has more than 20 projects on its exploration properties, all of which are 100% owned by Barker Minerals. Eight projects have drill-ready gold and/or massive sulphide targets. Certain statements in this press release may be considered forward-looking information, including those relating to "plans" of the Company. Such information involves known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors -- including the availability of funds, the results of financing and exploration activities, the interpretation of drilling results and other geological data, project cost overruns or unanticipated costs and expenses and other risks identified by the Company in its public securities filings -- that may cause actual events to differ materially from current expectations. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release. The Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE WWW.BARKERMINERALS.COM OR CONTACT:

Louis E. Doyle
Barker Minerals Ltd.
Tel: (250) 563-8752
Fax: (250) 563-8751

Robert H. Kuhl
Barker Minerals Ltd.
Tel: (604) 321-0709
Fax: (604) 321-0719

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

 
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