El Niño Ventures Appoints Colin Bird to Advisory Board
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ELN News March 4 2011

March 4, 2011 Vancouver, Canada -- El Niño Ventures Inc. ("ELN" and the "Company") (TSX.V: ELN; FSE: E7Q) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Colin Bird to its Advisory Board. Mr. Bird's mandate will be to assist the Company in seeking and evaluating new project alternatives throughout Africa in base metals and gold.

Mr. Bird has over 40 years of experience in the mining industry and is a UK Chartered Mining Engineer. He has spent the formidable part of his career in the mining sector, holding senior management positions in coal, gold, nickel and industrial metal companies. In the early 1990s, Mr. Bird worked in corporate finance and was the Managing Director of Lion Mining Finance Limited and Lion Capital Corporation Limited based in London, UK. In the late 1990's he was responsible for advising several successful mining companies and was the founder of Jubilee Platinum plc and Kiwara Resources. He was also involved in a number of public issues in Europe and South Africa. He is currently Non Executive Chairman of Jubilee and Executive Director of SacOil Holdings Limited in South Africa.

Harry Barr, Chairman stated, "We are very pleased to have Colin join the Advisory Board. Colin's attributes go far beyond his technical abilities as he also has extensive experience in Project acquisitions, fund raising and business development. Furthermore, his experience will be invaluable in further implementing our strong growth through acquisition strategy".

Mr. Bird will join a growing team of professionals with a wealth of experience in all aspects of mining including geologists, engineers, and corporate finance advisors who have spent their careers guiding mineral exploration companies from grass roots exploration through to production with a specific emphasis on base metals and gold.

About El Niño Ventures Inc.

El Niño Ventures Inc. is an exploration company, focused on exploring for Copper/Cobalt in the Democratic Republic of Congo ("DRC"). In addition the Company had entered into an Option agreement with Votorantim and Xstrata Zinc whereby Votorantim, by incurring exploration expenditures of $10 million over a period of 5 years. Votorantim may further elect to increase its interest to 70% by spending another $10 million over an additional two years. The Votorantim option is on an extensive land package in the Bathurst Mining Camp that ELN currently shares 50/50 with Xstrata Zinc Canada.

In February 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). El Nino continues to aggressively review new projects in base metals and gold to add to its growing project portfolio.

On Behalf of the Board of Directors,

"Harry Barr"
Harry Barr, Chairman and Acting CEO

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