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VMS Ventures Contracts Westcore Drilling for 2013 Winter Drill Program

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/31/13 -- VMS Ventures Inc. (TSX VENTURE:VMS) ("VMS" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has now awarded a drilling contract to Westcore Drilling from Salmo, British Columbia for the 2013 winter drill program, which is scheduled to begin on February 6, 2013.

This program targets VMS' 100% owned exploration properties throughout the Flin Flon - Snow Lake greenstone belt. The Company expects to test between 16 and 20 targets over the next three months.

Drilling will begin on the Reed East project, situated approximately 8 kilometers northeast of the Reed Copper project. The program will initially focus on targets below the Paleozoic cover before moving north to the Sails Lake and Sails East projects.

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 Mine, which is subject to a 70-30 JV with HudBay Minerals and is scheduled for production in Q3- 2013, 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.

VMS Ventures owns approximately 21M shares of North American Nickel Inc. (TSX VENTURE:NAN). For more information on North American Nickel Inc., please visit www.northamericannickel.com.

Forward Looking Statement

Some of the statements contained herein may be forward-looking statements which involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties. Without limitation, statements regarding potential mineralization and resources, exploration results, and future plans and objectives of the Company are forward-looking statements that involve various risks. The following are important factors that could cause the Company's actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements: changes in the world wide price of mineral commodities, general market conditions, risks inherent in mineral exploration, risks associated with development, construction and mining operations, the uncertainty of future profitability and the uncertainty of access to additional capital. There can be no assurance that forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate as actual results and future events may differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. VMS Ventures Inc. undertakes no obligation to update such forward-looking statements if circumstances or management's estimates or opinions should change. The reader is cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

John Roozendaal, B.Sc., President

VMS Ventures Inc.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Contacts:
VMS Ventures Inc.
Evan Sleeman
Director
(604) 986-2020 or Toll Free: 1-866-816-0118
www.vmsventures.com

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