Orvana Minerals Corp.

Orvana Minerals Corp.

November 15, 2005 09:00 ET

Orvana Announces Change in Directors

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 15, 2005) - Orvana Minerals Corp. (TSX:ORV)("Orvana" or the "Company") announces that Mr. Ignacio Foncillas Garcia de la Mata and Gerardo Garrett have joined the Board of Directors effective immediately, replacing Jaime Urjel and Jorge Szasz.

Mr. George Hamilton, Chairman said; "We wish to express our sincere appreciation to Jaime and Jorge for their efforts in helping transition Orvana from a development company to a low cost gold producer. We could not have done it without their support and assistance over the last number of years and we wish them all the best. We would also like to welcome Ignacio and Gerardo whose experience in Bolivia, mining and commercial transactions should be of great assistance to the Board as the Company examines opportunities to create shareholder value."

About Orvana

Orvana Minerals Corp. is a Canadian gold mining and exploration company based in Toronto, Ontario, involved in the evaluation, development and mining of precious metal deposits in the Americas. The Company owns the Don Mario gold mine in eastern Bolivia. Orvana's long-term goal is to become a low cost, multi-mine gold producer in the Americas. Orvana's shares have been listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange since 1992 under the trading symbol ORV.

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This news release may contain forward-looking statements that are based on the Company's expectations, estimates and projections regarding its business and the precious metals market and economic environment in which it operates. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties that are difficult to control or predict. Therefore, actual outcomes and results may differ materially from those expressed in these forward-looking statements and readers should not place undue reliance on such statements. Statements speak only as of the date on which they are made, and the Company undertakes no obligation to update them publicly to reflect new information or the occurrence of future events or circumstances.

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