Maximus Ventures Ltd.

Maximus Ventures Ltd.

January 30, 2008 11:38 ET

Maximus Ventures Ltd. Announces the Promotion to VP Exploration and Option Grants

LONGUEUIL, QUEBEC and TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 30, 2008) - Maximus Ventures Ltd. ("Maximus") (TSX VENTURE:MXV) is pleased to announce that Mr. Bernard Boily has been promoted to the position of Vice President of Exploration for Maximus Ventures.

Bernard Boily brings to Maximus nearly 30 years of experience in exploration (gold and base metals) and in production (both underground and open pit). Prior to joining Maximus as Exploration Manager in February 2007, Mr. Boily held several positions with Inmet Mining and its predecessors. He was directly involved in the discovery of the Troilus Mine, a 79 M t deposit located in northern Quebec containing nearly 2 M oz of gold and other smaller deposits such as the Donalda Mine in Abitibi.

Francois Viens, President and CEO of Maximus said; "I believe that Bernard's technical expertise and prior achievements speak for themselves. His increased responsibilities will prove to be a definite asset to the Company and will assist with the rapid progression of our exploration programs. We are pleased to have him as part of our management team."

Option Grants

Mr. Boily has been granted an option to purchase 50,000 common shares of the Company at $0.38, the market closing price on January 24, 2008. The Company also granted an option to purchase 375,000 common shares at $0.38 to its President, Francois Viens. The options have a five-year term and will vest over an 18-month period.

The appointment of Mr. Boily and the option grants are subject to the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange.

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The TSX Venture Exchange has neither approved nor disapproved of the contents of this news release.

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