Ventana Gold Corp.

Ventana Gold Corp.

October 14, 2010 11:35 ET

Ventana Receives Commitments for $65 Million Private Placement

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Oct. 14, 2010) - Ventana Gold Corp. (TSX:VEN) ("Ventana" or the "Company") announces that it has arranged for a non-brokered private placement of 6.5 million special warrants at a price of Cdn$10 per special warrant, for total proceeds of Cdn$65 million. The private placement has been fully subscribed by Mr. Eike Batista's 63X Master Fund and JMB Capital Partners of Los Angeles.

Each special warrant will automatically be exercised, for no additional consideration, for one common share of Ventana following the issuance of a receipt for a final prospectus filed in certain Canadian jurisdictions or four months following the closing date of the offering. 

"We are extremely pleased to complete this financing at such favourable terms without the payment of any agency fees," said Steve Orr, Ventana's President and CEO. "The Company has now secured sufficient proceeds to fund its exploration, engineering and development work on the La Bodega project through feasibility." 

Ventana intends to use the proceeds from the private placement for completion of the final feasibility study for its La Bodega project, further exploration drilling, debt repayment and for general administrative purposes. The offering is subject to approval by the Toronto Stock Exchange.

About Ventana

Ventana is a Vancouver-based mineral exploration and development company with mineral rights to 4,590 hectares of exploration property in northeastern Colombia. The Company's La Bodega project in Colombia contains multiple high-grade zones of gold, silver and copper mineralization occurring in north-northwest dipping parallel-sheeted vein zones, breccias and mineralized faults within a broad, northeast trending regional fault zone. The La Bodega project has excellent road access and is close to existing infrastructure including power and water. The Company is conducting an aggressive exploration program and is advancing engineering studies to develop the deposit.

Ventana's shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol VEN.

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