VANCOUVER, Jan. 4 /CNW/ - GMV Minerals Inc. (the "Company" or "GMV") (TSX-V: GMV) is pleased to announce the creation of an international Advisory Board with the initial appointment of two distinguished advisors. The Advisory Board will provide expert advice to the GMV Board of Directors and senior management in specific areas including:

  • Mergers & acquisitions;
  • International finance;
  • Increased financing exposure into new markets;
  • New business opportunities;
  • International business cultures and negotiations;

The Board of Directors anticipates the Advisory Board will assist the company's growth and contribute to the creation of shareholder value through the provision of expert advice in specific areas.

Mr. Dirk Hagge

Mr. Dirk Hagge is a licensed investment banker and resident of Germany.  He has over twenty-five years of practical and oversight experience in international commercial and investment banking. As a fluent speaker of several languages including German, English and Spanish he is able to approach banking in a truly global manner. He was involved in some of the most visible and largest financial transaction in European capital markets, such as Eurotunnel, a €6 billion financing and Euro Disney, a FF14 billion project financing.

Throughout his career Mr. Hagge has acted in various capacities such as trader of international bonds and stocks, commercial banker, private banker, investment manager and financial advisor to multinational corporations.  He has held various positions with some of the oldest and most reputable banking institutions in Germany such as HypoVereinsbank AG, Bankhaus Marcard, Stein & Co. (Banque Indosuez Germany). Mr. Hagge is a Partner and Managing Director of Anglo German Progressive Fund I Ltd., which acts as advisors to select individual clients, family trusts and multinational corporations in Germany.  Representative clients include, the Quandt family ( which remains the largest shareholder of BMW AG Group), Siemens AG, Kempinski Hotel AG, Axel Springer AG and Melitta GmbH &Co KG.

Michael Berry, Ph.D.

Michael Berry was born in Colombia, raised in Canada. He is now a US citizen and has now lived in the US for many years.  After earning a Ph.D. from Arizona State University (quantitative analysis and investment finance), he was a professor at the Colgate Darden Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia.  He followed with the Wheat First Endowed Chair at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

Over time his career evolved into managing small and mid-cap Value portfolios for Kemper Scudder and Milwaukee based Heartland Advisors. Each year for the past 6 years he has been a guest lecturer at the Federal Reserve in Washington DC. In 2010 he testified to Congress on US natural resource policy.

Currently he publishes Morning Notes by Michael A. Berry, Ph.D.  The Notes discuss geopolitical, technological and economic trends and their effect on capital markets. In addition, he identifies opportunities in the area of natural resources, high technology and biotech for the Discovery Investing strategy he developed.  He may be reached at or you may register to receive the Notes at

As well, subject to regulatory approval and pursuant to the company's stock option plan, GMV announces that it has granted a total of 1,250,000 incentive stock options to directors, officers, employees and consultants of the company. The options are exercisable at a price of 65 cents per share for a five-year period.

About GMV Minerals Inc.

GMV Minerals Inc. is a junior exploration company focused on the discovery of gold assets in Guyana, South America where it holds mineral rights to nearly 900 sq. miles. The Company currently has approximately C$8.5M in treasury and is conducting a variety of advanced exploration programs during 2011.

Neither 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 or has in any way passed upon the merits of the transaction and has neither approved nor disproved the contents of this press release.

SOURCE GMV Minerals Inc.

For further information:

GMV Minerals Inc.
Ian Klassen
Tel: (604) 899-0106

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