VMS Ventures Inc.

VMS Ventures Inc.

July 05, 2011 12:12 ET

VMS Ventures Appoints John Pattison Chief Geologist

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - July 5, 2011) - VMS Ventures Inc. (TSX VENTURE:VMS) ("VMS") is pleased to announce the appointment of John Pattison as Chief Geologist.

VMS Ventures CEO Rick Mark states: "John Pattison has been a member of our Advisory Board for some time now and has been acting as a consultant on all of our projects. He has become a key member of our geological team and we are delighted to have John joining VMS and North American Nickel full time. John is involved in all aspects of preparing projects for exploration and drilling. His experience as a field geologist in many settings around the world, combined with his understanding and expertise in the area of GIS has made us a better Company. On behalf of VMS, I'm delighted to welcome John Pattison to our Company."

John Pattison is a professional geoscientist with a B.Sc. degree in Geological Sciences from the University of Toronto. He has a strong technical background and over 25 years of experience in copper-zinc and nickel-copper-PGE sulphide exploration. He specializes in the effective application of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) technology to mineral exploration. John presently consults to VMS Ventures and is also on their Advisory Board.

Recently, he was Chief Geologist with Exploration Syndicate, Inc. where he was part of a team of geoscientists that discovered high-grade copper-zinc massive sulphide on the western side of the Flin Flon belt at Suggi Lake, Saskatchewan in 2008. From 1983 to 2002 John worked with Falconbridge Limited and associated companies where he was responsible for managing base metal, PGE and gold exploration projects throughout Canada and southern Africa. After leaving Falconbridge in 2002 and prior to joining Exploration Syndicate in 2006 John provided geological consulting services to major and junior mining companies including Falconbridge and Anglo American.

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, President

VMS Ventures Inc.

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