Orvana Minerals Corp.

Orvana Minerals Corp.

March 28, 2006 21:26 ET

Orvana Minerals Corp. Announces Management Change

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - March 28, 2006) - Orvana Minerals Corp. ("Orvana" or the "Company")(TSX:ORV) announced today that Sean Harvey will be stepping down as Chief Executive Officer of Orvana effective May 31, 2006. The Board of Directors of Orvana will be commencing shortly a search for Mr. Harvey's successor.

Mr. Harvey stated, "I believe this is an appropriate time for me and for the Company to make this change. I am pleased with our accomplishments at the Don Mario property over the last several months and will continue to work to advance Orvana's exploration and development activities and operations at Don Mario until my departure at the end of May."

George Hamilton, Chairman of Orvana, said: "Under Sean's leadership, Orvana has made significant progress in advancing the exploration and development activities at the upper mineralized zone of the Don Mario property and in increasing production from the lower mineralized zone. We greatly appreciate Sean's efforts on behalf of the Company."

Orvana Minerals is a Canadian gold mining and exploration company based in Toronto, Canada, involved in the evaluation, development and mining of precious metal deposits in the Americas. The Company's primary operation is the Don Mario Mine in eastern Bolivia. Orvana's long-term goal is to become a low cost, long-life, 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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  • Orvana Minerals Corp.
    Sean Harvey
    (416) 369-1629