Corridor Closes Equity Financing

Halifax, Nova Scotia, January 12, 2001: Corridor Resources Inc. (CDH - CDNX) announced today that it has closed the equity financing announced on December 15th, 2000. Seven-hundred thousand (700,000) common shares were sold at a price of $1.00 per share, raising a total of $700,000. These shares are subject to a one-year hold period. The funds will be utilized for general corporate purposes.

This financing is additional to the funds raised in the $4,400,000 Flow Through share issue which closed on December 29th, and which was disclosed in a previous press release.

StephenAvenue Securities Inc. of Calgary, Alberta acted as the agent with respect to the financing.

Corridor is a junior oil and gas exploration company, headquartered in Halifax, Nova Scotia, with interests in petroleum exploration licences onshore in Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island and offshore in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

This press release contains certain forward looking statements relating to, but not limited to, Corridor's operations, anticipated financial performance, business prospects and strategies, including expectations relating to production levels; capital expenditure programs; the quantity of natural gas reserves; projections of market prices; projections of costs; supply and demand for natural gas; expectations regarding the ability to raise capital and to continually add to reserves through exploration and development; and treatment under governmental regulatory regimes. These statements are based on current expectations that involve numerous assumptions regarding factors and risks that could cause actual results to vary materially, including, without limitation to, the following factors: risks associated with oil and gas exploration, financial risks, substantial capital requirements, bank financing, government regulation, environmental, prices, markets and marketing, dependence on key personnel, dependence on Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan, Inc., availability of drilling equipment and access, risks may not be insurable, management of growth, expiration of licenses and leases, reserves estimates, seasonality, competition, conflicts of interest, Kyoto Protocol, issuance of debt, title to properties and hedging. There is no representation by Corridor that actual results achieved will be the same in whole or in part as those set out in the forward looking information. Furthermore, the forward looking statements contained in this press release are made as of the date hereof, and Corridor undertakes no obligation, except as required by applicable securities legislation, to update publicly or to revise any of the included forward looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.