El Nino Ventures Inc. appoints new Director and Chief Financial Officer

VANCOUVER, Feb. 22 /CNW/ - El Nino Ventures Inc. ("ELN" "Company") (TSX.V: ELN; FSE: E7Q) is pleased to announce the appointment of John G. Oness as Director and Acting Chief Financial Officer.

Mr. Oness has extensive experience and education in all aspects of corporate management with strengths in strategic planning, business development and investor relations for public companies. He has served as a director, executive and consultant to public companies in the resource and non-resource fields over a 20 year career.

On behalf of the Board and Management of the Company, we would like to thank the former Chief Financial Officer Mr. Tony Mayer, who resigned to pursue other interests, for his time and service to the Company and wish him the best with his new endeavors.

About El Nino Ventures Inc.

El Nino Ventures is a mineral exploration company, focused on Copper/Cobalt exploration in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) See releases (Jan. 12, 2009, February 25, 2009). The Company holds a 50% interest in an extensive base metal project located within the Bathurst mining camp. El Nino entered into an option agreement with Votorantim Metals Canada Inc. and Xstrata Zinc Canada 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 see release (August 6, 2009).

On Behalf of the Board of Directors,

    "Harry Barr"
    Harry Barr, Chairman and Acting 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.

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: please contact Mark Feeney: 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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