Duran Ventures Inc.

Duran Ventures Inc.

October 10, 2008 15:18 ET

Duran Ventures Annual and Special Meeting Update

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 10, 2008) - George A. Brown, CEO of Duran Ventures Inc. (TSX VENTURE:DRV), is pleased to announce that Duran has received the proxy count for up to and including October 9, 2008 from Equity Transfer & Trust Company. October 9, 2008 represents the date which is 48 hours or less by which proxies needed to be deposited with the transfer agent in order to be valid for the October 14, 2008 Annual & Special Meeting of shareholders. The transfer agent has reported that over 8,400,000 shares have been voted and that none are opposed to the following motions as described in the September 12, 2008 Joint Information Circular available on SEDAR:

- the ratification of a shareholder rights plan

- the approval of the existing 10% stock option plan

- the continuance of Duran under the federal laws of Canada

- the completion of the Arrangement with MacMillan Gold Corp.

The Company is therefore extremely confident that all these motions will be passed on October 14, 2008 with an excess over the required two-thirds of the votes.

The Arrangement is also subject to the approval of the MacMillan Gold shareholders at the Special Meeting of Shareholders of MacMillan on October 14, 2008, the Final Order of the Court approving the Arrangement (scheduled for October 15, 2008 at 1 pm Alberta time), and the TSX Venture providing final approval of the existing conditional approval.

Duran Ventures Inc. is a Canadian resource company listed on the TSX Venture Exchanges: Symbol "DRV".

The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and accepts no responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this news release.

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