Ventana Gold Corp.
TSX : VEN

Ventana Gold Corp.

September 25, 2009 18:02 ET

Ventana Appoints Stephen Orr to Board of Directors

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 25, 2009) - Ventana Gold Corp. (TSX:VEN) ("Ventana" or "the Company") has appointed Stephen Orr to the Company's Board of Directors, effective today. Mr. Orr is Ventana's President and Chief Executive Officer.

Mr. Orr has 30 years of experience in the gold mining industry including international commercial experience at both executive and operational levels. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering from the University of Arizona and a Masters in Business Administration from St. Mary's College in California.

Chairman Richard Warke said: "Stephen's experience building and commissioning mines will be of great benefit to the Company as we move the La Bodega project forward. This appointment rounds out the Board's skill set with a seasoned mining professional and will enhance our ability to deliver shareholder value."

About Ventana

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

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