– CANADA, Toronto – Orvana Minerals Corp. (TSX:ORV) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Sara Magner and Mr. Juan Gavidia as new directors of the Company.

Ms. Magner is an attorney with a focus on corporate and transactional work, including mergers and acquisitions, securities regulation and corporate governance issues. She has served as the Corporate Secretary and General Counsel of Minera S.A. (“Minera”), an affiliate of Orvana’s majority shareholder Fabulosa Mines Limited, since 2010. Prior to her current position, Ms. Magner was an Associate in the Corporate and Securities practice at the global law firm, Greenberg Traurig LLP. Prior to joining Greenberg Traurig in 2005, Ms. Magner spent seven years working in various segments of Siemens’ operations in the United States and Germany, including working in International Human Resources at Siemens AG in Erlangen, Germany, and as a Manager of Human Resources at Siemens Energy & Automation in Georgia. Ms. Magner holds a J.D. (with high honors) from The George Washington University School of Law and a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Emory University.

Mr. Gavidia is a mining professional with over 20 years of leadership experience spearheading business initiatives and providing operational support to projects in the United States, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Australia, Mexico and New Zealand. Since 2012, Mr. Gavidia has been an independent consultant and is currently focused on general management of the SCM Antakena project in Chile and global business development initiatives for Minera.  From 1994 until 2012, Mr. Gavidia worked with Newmont Mining in various positions of increasing responsibility, including as Operational Readiness Senior Project Manager for Newmont’s Global Projects group in Peru and as Management Operating System Global Project Manager at Newmont’s corporate office in Colorado. Mr. Gavidia holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from the National University of Engineering in Lima, Peru and a Master of Business Administration from the Pennsylvania State University.

On behalf of the Board of Directors, I would like to extend a warm welcome to both Ms. Magner and Mr. Gavidia.  They have extensive in-depth industry experience that will allow them to greatly contribute as part of our Board to guide management in achieving the Company’s strategic goals,” said Mr. Jacques McMullen, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Orvana.

About Orvana

Orvana is a multi-mine gold and copper producer. Orvana’s operating assets consist of the producing gold-copper-silver El Valle mine in northern Spain and the producing gold-copper-silver Don Mario mine in Bolivia.

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