VMS Ventures Inc.

VMS Ventures Inc.

September 22, 2010 06:30 ET

VMS Announces Appointment of Chief Operating Officer

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 22, 2010) - VMS Ventures Inc. (TSX VENTURE:VMS) ("VMS") is pleased to announce the appointment of Neil W. Richardson as Chief Operating Officer (COO) effective October 1, 2010.

Mr. Richardson has over 22 years experience in mineral exploration and mining operations of base metal and precious metal deposits throughout Canada. Mr. Richardson was most recently the Manager of Exploration for Murgor Resources Inc. During his tenure, Murgor generated three projects to National Instrument 43-101 compliant mineral resource estimates. Mr. Richardson also worked with upper management at Murgor in project generation and process discipline.

Prior to joining Murgor in 2006, Mr. Richardson worked for HudBay Minerals Inc. as a Senior Exploration Geologist responsible for greenfield and brownfield projects in the Flin Flon - Snow Lake area. He was part of a team that discovered a number of new mineralized zones throughout the belt. He also has past experience as a Senior Mine Geologist with extensive background in resource - reserve estimations and operations.

Mr. Richardson graduated from Cambrian College in 1988, with a Geological Engineering Technology diploma. He is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Manitoba.

Mr. Richardson will transition into a full time role at VMS starting January 1, 2011. He will split his time equally with Murgor Resources and VMS Ventures from October 1, 2010 through December 31, 2010. He is also an exploration advisor to Eagle Hill Exploration Inc. which is currently delineating a gold deposit in north-western Quebec. 

VMS Ventures CEO, Rick Mark states: "Neil is charged with leading our geological team in formulating and executing VMS' exploration plans across our large and prospective property package in the Flin Flon - Snow Lake belt. He will also play a leadership role in the evaluation and acquisition of new assets for the Company. Neil's extensive experience in the industry and this belt make him a perfect fit for VMS Ventures at this exciting stage of our development. We are pleased to welcome Mr. Richardson to the Company."

About VMS Ventures Inc.

VMS Ventures Inc. is focused primarily on acquiring, exploring and developing copper-zinc-gold-silver massive sulphide deposits in the Flin Flon-Snow Lake VMS Belt of Manitoba. The Company's VMS project property portfolio consists of the Reed Lake Project, Copper Project, McClarty Lake Project, Sails Lake Project, Puella Bay Project and Morton Lake Project. Outside of the Snow Lake camp, the Company holds massive sulphide prospective properties near the past producing Fox Lake and Ruttan copper-zinc mines, near the communities of Lynn Lake and Leaf Rapids in northern Manitoba. These properties are located in the mining friendly province of Manitoba, Canada. The Company also has optioned three properties in the Sudbury mining camp. They are Terra Incognita, Golden Pine and Black Creek.


John Roozendaal B.Sc.
President & Director

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