"The metallurgical work that is currently underway marks an important step in advancing the Esquilache project. We are very pleased with the results to date that indicate commercial concentrates can be produced from Esquilache by conventional milling processes. Planned metallurgical tests and subsequent fine tuning will be undertaken to maximize predicted concentrate grades and recoveries", stated David Bent, Vice President of Exploration of Vena Resources Inc. and General Manager of the Company's operations in Peru.The Esquilache metallurgical studies are being conducted by the Universidad Nacional de Ingenieria under the direction of Ing. Edgar Segura. The assays for the tests are being completed in the ISO 9001 Certified laboratory of Actlabs Skyline Peru in Lima. The final assays from the vein and dump samples have been received and are being plotted. These results will be released shortly along with any additional information on the metallurgical test work. This press release has been reviewed and approved by David Bent, P. Geo., Vena's Vice President of Exploration and Qualified Person as defined by NI 43-101. Vena's exploration and development programs are being supervised by Mr. Bent. The TSX does not accept the responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. Statements in this press release regarding the Company's business which are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" that involve risks and uncertainties, such as estimates and statements that describe the Company's future plans, objectives or goals, including words to the effect that the Company or management expects a stated condition or result to occur. Since forward-looking statements address future events and conditions, by their very nature, they involve inherent risks and uncertainties. Actual results in each case could differ materially from those currently anticipated in such statements.