Adriana Resources Inc.
TSX VENTURE : ADI

Adriana Resources Inc.

May 16, 2008 10:56 ET

Adriana Appoints Michael Petrina Vice President Operations

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - May 16, 2008) - Adriana Resources Inc. ("Adriana" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:ADI)(WKN:A0F7EL) is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Petrina as the Vice President of Operations of the Company.

Mr. Petrina comes to Adriana after over 25 years in the mining industry, most recently as General Manager of Operations for Adanac Molybdenum Corporation. Mr. Petrina brings extensive experience in operational, engineering, mine development, financial modelling and acquisition analysis, and as a past technical advisor and engineering consultant for numerous mining companies around the world. Mr. Petrina has worked directly for or as a consultant for such companies as Pan American Silver Corporation, Miramar Mining, Breakwater Resources, TVX Gold, Canadian Zinc, Cross Lake Minerals and Kilborn Engineering Pacific Ltd. Mr. Petrina is a professional mining engineer registered in British Columbia and holds an MBA from the University of Athabasca.

Michael Beley, President and CEO of the Company stated, "Michael Petrina, as Vice President Operations, will play an integral role in the continued development of Adriana's strategy to acquire and develop iron ore resources in Brazil and to advance the Company's iron ore resources in Quebec. Michael brings the background in project acquisition analysis, operational experience and the drive and passion for success that will assist Adriana to become a key player in the iron ore industry."

About Adriana Resources Inc.

Adriana's goal is to become a fully integrated iron ore producer through continued development of its iron ore port facility in Brazil, through acquisition of iron ore mineral resources in Brazil, and the advancement of the Lac Otelnuk Iron Project in Quebec, Canada.

ON BEHALF OF ADRIANA RESOURCES INC.

Michael J. Beley, President

Certain information regarding the Company including management's assessment of future plans and operations, may constitute forward-looking statements under applicable securities laws and necessarily involve risks associated with mining exploration and development, volatility of prices, currency fluctuations, imprecision of resource estimates, environmental risks, access to labour and services, competition from other companies and ability to access sufficient capital. As a consequence, actual results may differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements.

The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy of this release.

Contact Information

  • Adriana Resources Inc.
    Robert Ferguson
    (604) 629-0250 or Toll Free: 1-877-629-0150
    or
    Adriana Resources Inc.
    Ali Sinawi
    (604) 629-0250 or Toll Free: 1-877-629-0150
    (604) 629-0923 (FAX)
    Website: www.adrianaresources.com