Ventana Gold Corp.

Ventana Gold Corp.

June 04, 2009 09:00 ET

Robert Pirooz Joins Ventana Board

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - June 4, 2009) - Ventana Gold Corp. (TSX:VEN) ("Ventana" or "the Company") is pleased to announce the appointment of Robert Pirooz to the Board of Directors, effective immediately.

Mr. Pirooz is General Counsel for Pan American Silver, a leading silver producer with seven operating mines in Peru, Mexico and Bolivia. Prior to joining Pan American in 1998 Mr. Pirooz filled the role of Vice President and General Counsel for the BCR Group of Companies. He was called to the British Columbia bar in 1990 after earning a Juris Doctor of Law at the University of British Columbia and studying commerce at Dalhousie.

Ventana CEO Richard Warke said: "We are extremely pleased to welcome Robert to our Board. His extensive experience in the mining and minerals sector will enhance our ability to advance the La Bodega project and deliver value to shareholders."

About Ventana

Ventana is a Vancouver-based mineral exploration and development company with rights to 4,573 hectares of exploration property in northeastern Colombia. Ventana is currently drilling at La Bodega and expanding two newly discovered mineralized zones, La Bodega and La Mascota. The Company's shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol VEN.

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