VMS Ventures Inc.

VMS Ventures Inc.

October 13, 2010 13:05 ET

John Pattison Joins VMS Advisory Board; VMS Grants Incentive Stock Options

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Oct. 13, 2010) - VMS Ventures Inc. (TSX VENTURE:VMS) (the "Company") is pleased to announce the appointment of John Pattison to its Advisory Board.

John Pattison is a professional geoscientist with a B.Sc. degree in Geological Sciences from the University of Toronto. He has a strong technical background and over 25 years experience in copper-zinc and nickel-copper-PGE sulphide exploration. He specializes in the effective application of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) technology to mineral exploration. Most recently, he was Chief Geologist with Exploration Syndicate, Inc. where he was part of a team of geoscientists that discovered high-grade copper-zinc massive sulphide on the western side of the Flin Flon belt at Suggi Lake, Saskatchewan in 2008. From 1983 to 2002 John worked with Falconbridge Limited and associated companies where he was responsible for managing base metal, PGE and gold exploration projects throughout Canada and southern Africa. After leaving Falconbridge in 2002 and prior to joining Exploration Syndicate in 2006 John provided geological consulting services to major and junior mining companies including Falconbridge and Anglo American.

CEO, Rick Mark states: "John has been working with us as a consultant for the past year. His experience is perfectly suited to our exploration mission in the Flin Flon – Snow Lake VMS belt and his knowledge and understanding of data compilation and assessment processes puts us at the forefront of today's technology driven exploration business. We are pleased to add John to our Advisory Board and look forward to a long and profitable relationship."

The Company has granted incentive stock options to certain directors, officers, employees, consultants and advisors of the Company to purchase up to 925,000 common shares in the capital of the Company pursuant to the Company's stock option plan and subject to regulatory approval. The options are exercisable, on or before October 7, 2015, at an exercise price of $0.35 per share.

VMS Ventures Inc. is focused primarily on acquiring, exploring and developing copper-zinc-gold-silver massive sulphide deposits in the Flin Flon-Snow Lake VMS Belt of Manitoba. The Company's VMS project property portfolio consists of the Reed Lake Project, Copper Project, McClarty Lake Project, Sails Lake Project, Puella Bay Project and Morton Lake Project. Outside of the Snow Lake camp, the Company holds massive sulphide prospective properties near the past producing Fox Lake and Ruttan copper-zinc mines, near the communities of Lynn Lake and Leaf Rapids in northern Manitoba. All VMS Ventures Inc. properties are located in the mining friendly province of Manitoba, Canada.


John Roozendaal B.Sc.
President & Director

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