|By Marketwired .||
|August 26, 2014 12:48 PM EDT||
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwired) -- 08/26/14 -- VMS Ventures Inc. (TSX VENTURE:VMS) (the "Company") is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Gary Ostry and Mr. Wes Roberts to the company's Board of Directors. Each of the appointees brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in areas which are important to the continued growth and development of the Company.
Gary Ostry holds a BSc (Hons) degree in geology from the University of Manitoba and a Bachelor of Laws degree from Queens University in Kingston, Ontario. He has 40 years of experience in the resource sector and is currently registered as a Professional Geoscientist in the province of Manitoba.
After working as an exploration geologist on a variety of mineral exploration projects across Canada, Mr. Ostry joined the Manitoba Government as a mineral deposits geologist, and served as Manager of Minerals Policy and Business Development for 15 years until 2009. In this role Gary worked on a variety of fronts with a primary focus on the development of strategies to attract mineral investment and development in the province through the enhancement of fiscal, policy and regulatory frameworks. Mr. Ostry is currently a private consultant advising on business development and policy in the minerals industry and has previously held seats on a number of TSX.V listed issuers.
Wes Roberts is a Mineral Engineering Consultant with the American Law firm Dorsey & Whitney LLP and is a professional mining engineer specializing in the economic evaluation and development of mineral deposits. Wes holds a B.Sc. (Mining Engineering) and M.Sc. (Mining Engineering) from Queen's University, and an M.B.A. (Finance) from the Schulich School of Business (York University). He has more than 30 years of experience in mineral exploration, mining operations, project engineering and management as well as diverse mining engineering experience that includes precious metals, base metals, iron ore, and industrial minerals. Mr. Roberts has held numerous positions in the mining industry, which include Canada Talc Limited, Derry Michener Booth & Wahl, Davey International, Bharti Engineering, GMP Securities, Inco Ltd, Breakwater Resources Ltd (VP Corporate Development (2006 to 2008) and most recently as VP Mining to Heenan Blaikie Consulting (2008 to 2014).
Company CFO Cheryl Messier states "We are very pleased that Wes and Gary have accepted our invitation to join the VMS Board of Directors. As our company evolves, a greater role for non-executive and more independent Directors becomes of greater necessity to corporate governance. Both Gary and Wes bring strong corporate governance experience along with valuable technical and business experiences that will assistance us as we evaluate and assess new projects on which to build our shared enterprise.
About VMS Ventures Inc.:
VMS Ventures Inc. is a mineral exploration, development and mining company currently in partnership with Hudbay Minerals. VMS has a 30% interest in the Reed Mine which is operated by Hudbay Minerals and is located near Flin Flon, Manitoba. The Reed Mine achieved Commercial production on April 1, 2014. In addition, VMS Ventures holds and is exploring a large prospective property package in Manitoba for new deposits similar to the Reed.
The company also owns 22% of North American Nickel Inc. (TSX VENTURE:NAN) which is at present conducting a major exploration and drill program at its 100% held nickel-copper-cobalt PGE property in southwest Greenland.
To receive more information about the Company and its ongoing operations and activities please contact us at 1-866-816-0118 or visit our website www.vmsventures.com. For the latest updates and information on the North American Nickel drill program now underway please visit: www.northamericannickel.com.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
John Roozendaal, B.Sc., CEO & President
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.
VMS Ventures Inc.
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