Vancouver, B.C., February 28, 2012 - VMS Ventures Inc. (VMS: TSX-V)("VMS") announced today that it had closed its previously announced private placement (the "Offering") pursuant to which it has issued an aggregate of 5,444,444 flow-through shares ("Flow-Through Shares") at a price of $0.45 per Flow-Through Share to raise aggregate gross proceeds of $2,450,000.
In connection with the Offering, VMS paid Casimir Capital Ltd. $147,000 as a finders fee and issued them 163,333 warrants having an exercise price of $0.45 and a term of two years.
The proceeds of the financing will be used to incur eligible Canadian Exploration Expenses, as defined under the Income Tax Act (Canada), that will be renounced in favour of the purchasers with an effective date of no later than December 31, 2012. The funds are intended to be used to explore and advance VMS's 100%-owned mineral properties in Manitoba, Canada.
The Flow-Through Shares are subject to a statutory hold period expiring June 29, 2012.
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 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 45% of North American Nickel Inc. (NAN:TSX.V). 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.
VMS Ventures Inc.