El Niño Ventures Joins the "Agoracom 100" and Launches Online IR and Marketing Program
ELN News Feb 18, 2009
February 18, 2009 -- El Niņo Ventures Inc. (TSX.V: ELN) ("El Niņo
" or "the Company") is pleased to announce it has retained the services of AGORACOM Investor Relations ("AGORACOM")
(http://www.agoracom.com) to provide online investor relations services, a Web 2.0 social network for current shareholders and Tier-1 awareness through the world's biggest websites for the purpose of attracting new shareholders.
Online Investor Relations Maximizes Speed, Transparency and Access to Company
In response to overwhelming data representing the online research and communications habits of small-cap investors,
El Niņo has turned the primary focus of its investor relations to the web via the AGORACOM system to facilitate faster, better and more accessible communications with both current and prospective shareholders around the world.
Effective immediately, a customized and monitored El Niņo IR HUB will be available on AGORACOM at
(http://agoracom.com/ir/elnino ). The IR HUB will allow
El Niņo to communicate with all investors simultaneously, anytime and in near real-time. This HUB will provide
El Niņo management with the ability to extend communications beyond text via audio messages, video presentations, webcasts and podcasts. In addition to traditional e-mail, investors will also have the ability to receive all communications via RSS feed.
The "AGORACOM 100"
On January 19th AGORACOM launched a Canadian TV, web and search engine marketing campaign to drive small-cap investors to the "AGORACOM 100", an elite and exclusive group of great Canadian small-cap companies in which
El Niņo will be included. This marketing campaign will target main stream media including daily spots on BNN, CNBC TV, Bloomberg TV, Globe & Mail's GlobeInvestor.com, Google, Yahoo, MSN, AOL, Facebook, AGORACOM and an array of other Tier 1 properties.
Launch of El Niņo Ventures Community
The El Niņo IR HUB propels the Company into the forefront of Web 2.0 community building by providing investors with two very important functions. First, a monitored discussion forum for the purposes of constructive and high-quality discussion amongst investors that is free of spam, profanity and misinformation. Second, a social network that provides investors with the ability to create extensive profiles that include photos, bios, video messages to fellow investors, a rating system and other important items to create a closer bond between our shareholders.
Tier-1 Exposure and Awareness
As an exclusive provider of "Small-Cap Centres -- Powered by AGORACOM" to Globe Investor, Yahoo Finance Canada, AOL Finance Canada and every Blackberry device, AGORACOM will provide Tier-1 financial coverage of all newsworthy
El Niņo press releases for the purposes of attracting new and prospective shareholders.
El Niņo President & CEO Jean Luc Roy states, "I believe the time has now come to significantly increase our communications with both existing shareholders and the massive online small-cap community of investors that are searching for solid and proven companies with real projects. I strongly encourage our shareholders to begin taking advantage of our new online IR system, which demonstrates we are a fully accessible organization. Our 2008 exploration efforts, in the Democratic Republic of Congo ("DRC") has been a true success and we look forward to moving forward our Kasala copper project and also to start working on our other prospective projects in the DRC".
For all future El Niņo investor relations needs, investors are asked to visit our IR Hub at
http://agoracom.com/ir/ElNino where they can post questions and receive answers within the same day, or simply review questions and answers posted by other investors.
The terms of the agreement are as follows: Duration - 12 months. Monthly Cash Compensation of $2,500 plus GST. Stock Options - 200,000 stock options granted at an exercise price of $0.10 per common share for a period of two years, subject to regulatory approval. This agreement has been negotiated entirely at arm's length.
There is no market making arrangements. AGORACOM is located in Toronto, Ontario.
AGORACOM Investor Relations (http://www.AgoracomIR.com) is North America's largest online investor relations firm for small-cap companies. We have partnered with the world's biggest internet companies, including Yahoo, Globe Investor, AOL, Google and Blackberry to market our clients to a massive audience of new small-cap investors. We have served over 300 companies since 1997.
AGORACOM Investor Relations has displaced the telephone and e-mail as primary IR communications devices. Our IR HUB delivers two-way investor relations in near real-time that is 24/7/365 accessible to shareholders around the world and goes far beyond text by offering both audio and video communications.
AGORACOM (http://www.Agoracom.com) is North America's only small-cap community built to serve the needs of serious small-cap and micro-cap investors. No rumours, profanity, stock bashing or hyping. Our traffic ranking is above the top 0.5% of all websites around the world.
About El Niņo Ventures Inc.
El Niņo Ventures is a junior exploration company, focused on exploring for Copper/Cobalt in the DRC. El Niņo has an option to acquire a 70% interest in over 350 square kilometers in the world renowned copper belt in the Democratic Republic of Congo ("DRC"). In addition to our Copper and Cobalt projects in the DRC, the Company has zinc properties in Ireland and holds a 50 percent interest on an extensive land package in the Bathurst Mining Camp with Xstrata Zinc Canada.
The focus of the Company going forward will be the development of its Kasala Copper Project in the DRC and working on its other very prospective research permits in the DRC.
El Niņo Ventures reported earlier the following results from its Kasala Project. The Company anticipates drilling a minimum of 5,000 meters on the project this year and also intends to do exploration drilling on their research permit they acquired with Phoenix Mining. Following is the highlights of the 2008 drill program on the Kasala Project:
Numerous intercepts with widths from 50 metres to 91 metres of over 1% Cu mineralization
High grade intercepts:
7 metres @ 7.07% Cu (Hole MDB-DD-019)
10 metres @ 6.07% Cu (Hole MDB-DD-011B)
11 metres @ 3.68% Cu (Hole MDB-027)
21 metres @ 2.42% Cu (Hole MDB-026)
On Behalf of the Board of Directors,
"Jean Luc Roy" Jean Luc Roy, President & CEO
Further information: call toll free
Telephone: +1.604.683.4886 Email:
604.683.4887, or visit www.elninoventures.com
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