SOURCE: Avanti Mining Inc.

Avanti Mining Inc.

November 03, 2011 10:58 ET

Avanti Announces Management Changes

VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwire - Nov 3, 2011) - Avanti Mining Inc. (TSX-V: AVT) (PINKSHEETS: AVNMF) ("Avanti" or the "Company") is pleased to announce recent changes to its management team. Shane Uren, President of Greenwood Environmental has been appointed to the position of VP Environmental and Permitting. Robert Blair has resigned his position as VP Exploration effective October 31, 2011.

Commenting on these changes, Craig J Nelsen, President and CEO, stated, "We are pleased to promote Shane to the position of VP Environmental and Permitting. He has been employed as a consultant to the Company for almost two years and this is an area of extreme focus over the next year reflecting the elevated position and the importance of these areas to Avanti. We would also like to thank Bob Blair for his contribution to Avanti and wish him well in his future endeavours. He has contributed greatly to our success at Kitsault over the last three years. His position will be covered by the CEO and consulting geologist until that need changes in the future."

Mr. Uren is a Registered Professional Biologist in British Columbia with a Masters in Civil Engineering from the University of British Columbia. Mr. Uren has considerable experience in the management of environmental assessments of mining projects in British Columbia, Canada and oversees; including BHP Billiton's Ekati Diamond Mine, Cambior's Rosebel Mine, Inco Ltd.'s Goro Project, Novagold's Galore Creek Project, Thompson Creek Metal's Davidson Project and is currently engaged with Copper Fox Metals on their Schaft Creek Mine Project environmental assessment.

Avanti Mining Inc. is focused on the development of the past producing Kitsault Mine Project located north of Prince Rupert in British Columbia. In late 2010, Avanti completed the Kitsault Feasibility Study on the Kitsault Mine Project, dated December 15, 2010, prepared by AMEC Americas Limited that showed Proven and Probable Reserves of 232.5 million tonnes averaging 0.081% molybdenum. Ken Collison, P. Eng., Senior Vice President Project Development and a Qualified Persons as defined by NI 43-101, is responsible for the technical information in this press release.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Forward-Looking Statements: This news release contains certain forward-looking information concerning the business of Avanti Mining Inc. (the "Corporation"). All statements, other than statements of historical fact in particular, statements herein about the submission by the Corporation of its Environmental Assessment application for the Kitsault Project during the fourth quarter of 2011, are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on the opinions of management at the date the statements are made and are based on assumptions and subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual events to differ materially from those projected in forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the Corporation's expectations include the need for cooperation of government agencies and native groups in the preparation of the EA application, the fact that the Corporation's employees and consultants may divide their time between other projects and other risks and uncertainties disclosed in the Corporation's Annual Information Form for the year ended December 31, 2010, which is available at The Corporation is under no obligation to update forward-looking statements if circumstances or management's opinions should change, excepting as required by applicable securities laws. The reader is cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.

Contact Information

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    Craig J. Nelsen
    Chief Executive Officer
    303-565-5491, extension 4471
    A.J. Ali
    Chief Financial Officer
    303-565-5491, extension 4472