April 26, 2011, Vancouver,
Canada -- El Niño Ventures Inc. ("ELN" and the "Company") (TSX.V: ELN;
Frankfurt: E7Q) wishes to announce that 4,000,000 incentive stock options have
been granted to various directors, officers, employees and consultants of the
Company at an exercise price of $0.17 per common share for a period of five
years. The foregoing is subject to regulatory approval.
About El Nino Ventures.
El Niño Ventures Inc. is an exploration company, focused on exploring for
Copper/Cobalt in the Democratic Republic of Congo ("DRC").
In Canada, El Nino holds a 50% interest in an extensive base metal project
located within the Bathurst mining camp in Bathurst, New Brunswick, where
earlier drilling campaigns have been carried out on several historical deposits
of lead, zinc and copper mineralization within the large claim block owned 50%
ELN, 50% Xstrata Zinc.
El Niño subsequently entered into an option agreement with Votorantim Metals
Canada Inc. and Xstrata Zinc Canada whereby Votorantim may earn a 50% interest
in El Niño's landholdings by expending $10 million over 5 years and may further
increase its interest in El Niño's landholdings to 70% by expending an
additional $10 million over a further two years. (Please see release dated
2011, ELN announced that a $5 million exploration
program has begun consisting of airborne and ground
geophysics and will include a 10,000 metre drill program
which is slated for commencement in the spring of 2011.
(See press release dated
February 23, 2011).
In January 2011, ELN announced
that it has provided notice Votorantim Metals Canada
Inc. (Votorantim) to enter into an Option Agreement on
the Murray Brook Polymetallic Deposit, situated in the
Bathurst Mining Camp in New Brunswick, Canada. (See
press release dated
January 20, 2011). Drilling has been initiated on
El Nino's management is aggressively seeking to acquire
additional projects on an International scale that meet
our corporate objectives. This includes base and
precious metal properties within Africa and North
El Nino has approximately $2.5
million in cash with no debt.
On behalf of the shareholders
and board of directors of El Nino Ventures, I would like thank you for your
Harry Barr, Chairman and Acting CEO
For further information:
Corporate: Jay Oness --
Investor Relations: Toll
2303 West 41st Avenue, Vancouve, B.C. V6M 2A3
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forward-looking statements include statements in which the Company uses words
such as "continue", "efforts", "expect", "believe", "anticipate", "confident",
"intend", "strategy", "plan", "will", "estimate", "project", "goal", "target",
"prospects", "optimistic" or similar expressions. These statements by their
nature involve risks and uncertainties, and actual results may differ materially
depending on a variety of important factors, including, among others, the
Company's ability and continuation of efforts to timely and completely make
available adequate current public information, additional or different
regulatory and legal requirements and restrictions that may be imposed, and
other factors as may be discussed in the documents filed by the Company on SEDAR
including the most recent reports that identify important risk factors that
could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking
statements. The Company does not undertake any obligation to review or confirm
analysts' expectations or estimates or to release publicly any revisions to any
forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date
hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. Investors should
not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.