El Nino Announces Non-Brokered Private Placement Close

VANCOUVER, Jan. 27 /CNW/ - El Nino Ventures Inc. ("ELN" and the "Company") (TSX.V: ELN; Frankfurt: E7Q) is pleased to announce that further to its news release of December 9, 2009, the Company has now completed its non-brokered private placement and accordingly has issued 5,000,000 units (the "Units") at a price of $0.10 per Unit for gross proceeds of $500,000. Each unit consists of one common share and one share purchase warrant. Each warrant entitles the holder to purchase one additional common share at a purchase price of $0.15 for a period of 24 months.

In connection with the closing of this financing, the Company has paid a finder's fee of $5,400 in cash.

In compliance with Canadian securities laws, all of the securities issued in connection with this closing are subject to a hold period that expires on May 23, 2010.

About El Nino Ventures Inc.

El Nino Ventures is an exploration company, focused on exploring for Copper/Cobalt in the DRC. In addition, the Company holds a 50% interest in an extensive base metal project located within the Bathurst mining camp, New Brunswick. El Nino recently entered into an option agreement with Votorantim Metals Canada Inc. and Xstrata Zinc whereby Votorantim may earn a 50% interest in El Nino's landholdings by expending $10 million over 5 years and may further increase its interest in El Nino's landholdings to 70% by expending an additional $10 million over a further two years. (Please refer to ELN's August 6, 2009 news release).

On Behalf of the Board of Directors,

"Harry Barr"

Harry Barr, Chairman and CEO

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 CUSIPNo. 28335E-10-6

Note: this release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. These statements may differ materially from actual future events or results and are based on current expectations or beliefs. For this purpose, statements of historical fact may be deemed to be forward-looking statements. In addition, forward-looking statements include statements in which the Company uses words such as "continue", "efforts", "expect", "believe", "anticipate", "confident", "intend", "strategy", "plan", "will", "estimate", "project", "goal", "target", "prospects", "optimistic" or similar expressions. These statements by their nature involve risks and uncertainties, and actual results may differ materially depending on a variety of important factors, including, among others, the Company's ability and continuation of efforts to timely and completely make available adequate current public information, additional or different regulatory and legal requirements and restrictions that may be imposed, and other factors as may be discussed in the documents filed by the Company on SEDAR (www.sedar.com), including the most recent reports that identify important risk factors that could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements. The Company does not undertake any obligation to review or confirm analysts' expectations or estimates or to release publicly any revisions to any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. Investors should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.

SOURCE El Nino Ventures Inc.

For further information: For further information: Tel: (604) 685-1870, Toll Free: 1-800-667-1870, Fax: (604) 685-8045, Email: info@elninoventures.com Or visit: www.elninoventures.com

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