StoneShield Capital Corp.

StoneShield Capital Corp.

September 13, 2011 00:01 ET

StoneShield Hires Key Colombian Personnel

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 13, 2011) - StoneShield Capital Corp. (TSX VENTURE:STS)(FRANKFURT:5XS) ("StoneShield" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the Company has engaged the services of key personnel for exploration & development work at the Company's El Mercado project, Colombia.

Firstly, StoneShield has retained the services of Mrs. Blanca Stella Frias who will act as Colombian Country Manager for StoneShield. Most recently, Mrs. Frias acted as Administration and Community Relations Manager of Ventana Gold Corp. and was a key member of the team that discovered the company's world-class gold deposit in the California-Vetas mining district. StoneShield's El Mercado property is located in this same district 8km to the north. She has assisted numerous mining & exploration companies such as Gold Reserve in Venezuela and Placer Dome also in Venezuela. Mrs. Frias brings a wealth of knowledge to StoneShield as well as many important contacts to assist the Company in its pursuit of a gold/silver discovery in Colombia.

StoneShield has also retained the services of Mr. Alfredo Bernasconi, P. Geo., to oversee and execute first-phase exploration at the Company's El Mercado property, Colombia. Mr. Bernasconi also worked most recently with Ventana Gold Corp. for some four years, his geological consultancy having commenced May 2006. He oversaw the exploration and evaluation of the La Bodega gold property, California District, Colombia. Mr. Bernasconi designed and supervised Ventana's diamond drilling program, an approximate amount of 150,000 m of diamond drilling having been completed under his supervision by the end of April 2011. He was responsible for the compilation and interpretation of technical data, as well as for constructing the La Bodega mineral resource estimate, the final NI43-101 resource estimate being some 5.1 million ounces of gold equivalent.

Company President/CEO, Kris Kottmeier, commented, "With the flurry of activity underway in the California-Vetas mining district, and expertise rare and in high demand, StoneShield is very fortunate to have Mrs. Frias and Mr. Bernasconi assisting the Company. Their expertise in their specific areas will push the El Mercado project forward faster than anticipated. The Board is eager to commence exploration as soon as possible in this exciting new gold/silver district of Colombia where over 13 million ounces of gold and over 78 million ounces of silver have been discovered in recent years."

StoneShield is a publicly traded exploration company which currently has 24,508,067 shares outstanding. The Company is focused on the discovery of high-value precious metals deposits in North and South America. StoneShield's experienced management team boasts multiple discoveries, and brings over 145 years of combined experience in the mining and exploration sector. Please visit the Company's web site address at


Kris Kottmeier, President/CEO

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  • StoneShield Capital Corp.
    Benjamin Curry
    Investor Relations
    (604) 569-0799 or toll free at 1-877-689-2881