Vena Resources Inc.
FRANKFURT : V1R
TSX : VEM

Vena Resources Inc.

January 09, 2008 08:00 ET

Rod Ogilvie Joins Vena Resources as VP Engineering and Country Manager

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 9, 2008) - Vena Resources Inc. ("Vena" or "the Company") (TSX:VEM)(LIMA:VEM)(FRANKFURT:V1R) is pleased to announce that Rod Ogilvie, who has over 33 years of mining experience and extensive knowledge of exploration for base metals, precious metals and uranium, has accepted the newly-created positions of Vice President of Engineering and Country Manager.

Under his leadership, a number of properties in several countries have been brought from the exploration stage through environmental licensing, bankable feasibility study, financing and construction. Most recently, Mr. Ogilvie has supervised CAMECO's efforts in Mongolia, as director and COO. His overseas postings include management of projects in West, Central and East Africa, Brazil, USA, Bolivia, Colombia, Russia, Mexico, China and Mongolia.

Mr. Ogilvie will be based in Lima, Peru and will be responsible for the development of Vena's extensive minerals portfolio. His 25 years of experience in mine/mill operations, both open-pit and underground, will help ensure the successful implementation of our Peruvian mining projects.

Juan Vegarra, Chairman and CEO stated:

"Rod's recent experience in Bolivia with the large San Cristobal polymetallic mine, coupled with his uranium expertise, make him the ideal candidate to lead our efforts in Peru. Vena has grown rapidly and the challenge of advancing our base metal and precious metal projects - as well as managing Vena's strategic relationship with CAMECO in Peru - requires someone with his skill set, to complement the efforts of the Peruvian team."

Statements in this press release regarding the Company's business which are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" that involve risks and uncertainties, such as estimates and statements that describe the Company's future plans, objectives or goals, including words to the effect that the Company or management expects a stated condition or result to occur. Since forward-looking statements address future events and conditions, by their very nature, they involve inherent risks and uncertainties. Actual results in each case could differ materially from those currently anticipated in such statements.



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