Rose Petroleum plc

Holding in Company


Holding in Company

Tomuro Limited informed the Company on 17th December 2008 that it now has a beneficial interest in 7,422,596 ordinary shares, representing 3.9% of the issued ordinary share capital in VANE Minerals Plc.

VANE Minerals Plc.

Matthew Idiens

+44 (0) 20 7667 6322

Ambrian Partners Limited

Richard Brown

+44 (0) 20 7634 4709

Thomas Weisel Partners

Paul Newman

+44 (0) 20 7877 4478

Threadneedle Communications

+44 (0) 20 7653 9850

Laurence Read/Beth Harris

+44 (0) 79 7995 923


Notes to Editors
VANE Minerals is an exploration company, with a cash flow, financed in part by production from the Silver/Gold Diablito Mine in Western Mexico. The Company has assembled a highly qualified and experienced management team with a proven track record in exploration and development. VANE now has projects in Mexico, Paraguay and the US, incorporating exposure to gold, silver, copper and uranium. The Company's principal objective is to utilise the funds generated from Diablito to identify and explore undervalued and under-explored projects, create value in those projects and realise that value through exploitation or disposal to third parties.