TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 05/08/12 -- Valencia Ventures Inc. (TSX VENTURE: VVI) ("Valencia" or the "Company") is sad to announce the sudden passing of Paul Roberts, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Company. Mr. Roberts was a seasoned geological and civil engineer and mining professional who previously headed the mining research team at Merrill Lynch Canada, followed by realizing success at the helm of four publicly traded junior mining companies. He served on several boards for various public companies in the mining sector, and was known for his wisdom and visionary leadership.
Mr. Roberts has greatly contributed to development plans for Valencia with his technical and financial expertise and will be greatly missed by his colleagues at Valencia. Valencia extends its deepest condolences to Mrs. Roberts and the rest of the Roberts family.
Valencia is a Canadian resource company with common shares that trade on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol VVI.
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Valencia Ventures Inc.
Frederic W.R. Leigh
President and CEO