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Press release from CNW Group

AKITA Approves Construction of New Pad Rig

Thursday, March 06, 2014

AKITA Approves Construction of New Pad Rig

10:35 EST Thursday, March 06, 2014

CALGARY, March 5, 2014 /CNW/ - AKITA Drilling Ltd. ("AKITA") announced today that it has approved construction of a new state of the art pad rig for Western Canada, scheduled to be available for use in early 2015.

AKITA is an Alberta corporation engaged in the contract drilling business in Western Canada and is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol AKT.

SOURCE AKITA Drilling Ltd.

For further information:

Murray Roth
Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer
(403)292-7950

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