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Message: Focus Ventures Ltd. - Clarification of Technical Disclosure


VANCOUVER, Feb. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Focus Ventures Ltd. (TSXV: FCV)
announces that as a result of a review by the British Columbia
Securities Commission, it is issuing this news release to clarify its
technical disclosure.

The Company previously published on its website a shareholder update
dated June 2010, a map of north-central Peru, and a corporate
presentation dated December 2012. Certain technical disclosures in
these documents were not NI 43-101 compliant, as follows:

The Company did not report each category of mineral resource or mineral
reserves separately in the mineral resource estimates for adjacent
properties found on the North-Central Peru Mineral Endowment Map
contrary to Section 2.2(b) of NI 43-101.

In the June 2010 Shareholder Update the Company disclosed several
deposits related to the above map solely in the form of contained
metal, contrary to Section 2.2(d) of NI 43-101, which also requires
that the grade and the quantity for each category of the mineral
resources and mineral reserves is stated separately.

In its corporate presentation and fact sheets the Company reports
exploration targets at its Aurora and Santa Cruz projects without
providing ranges of tonnes and grade, contrary to Section 2.3(1)(a) of
NI 43-101 and without stating that the potential quality and quantity
of grade is conceptual in nature and the basis on which the disclosed
potential quantity and grade has been determined as required by Section

The Company retracts these documents in their entirety and has removed
them from the website. Shareholders are advised that this retraction
also applies to the Company's Fact Sheet and January 2013 corporate
presentation distributed at a recent investment conference. Please see
our website for an updated corporate presentation dated February 2013.

Qualified Person

This release was prepared under the supervision of Mr. David Cass,
Focus's President, who is a member of the Association of Professional
Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia, and a "Qualified
Person" in accordance with NI 43-101.

About Focus Ventures

Focus Ventures is developing a diversified portfolio of quality silver,
gold, copper and phosphate properties in Peru, Mexico and Colombia.
Backed by an experienced technical team of geologists and consultants,
Focus's strategy is to identify and acquire former producing mines or
untested gold and silver and base metal properties that show potential
to become new mines.


"David Cass"
David Cass, President

Symbol: TSXV-FCV
Shares Issued: 40.1-million

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor the Investment Industry Regulatory
Organization of Canada accepts responsibility for the adequacy or
accuracy of this release.

Forward-Looking Statement
Some of the statements in this news release contain forward-looking
information that involves inherent risk and uncertainty affecting the
business of Focus Ventures Ltd. Actual results may differ materially
from those currently anticipated in such statement.

SOURCE Focus Ventures Ltd.

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