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 July 13, 2011
Focus Commences Drilling at Santa Rosa


July 13, 2011; Vancouver, Canada: Focus Ventures Ltd. (TSX-V: FCV.V) is pleased to report that diamond drilling has started at the Santa Rosa Ag-Pb-Zn project, located approximately 100km north of Lima, Peru. A minimum 2,000m is planned.

The first phase of drilling will test the potential for a significant silver-zinc-lead resource underneath the Santa Rosa and Milagros-Sally mine workings. The initial series of holes will be drilled to depths of approximately 250m in a fan arrangement from drill platforms adjacent to the deposit. The property is undrilled.

Further information on Santa Rosa is available on the Company website

Corporate Update

The Company also announces that it has cancelled certain outstanding stock options to purchase up to an aggregate of 105,000 shares exercisable at $0.90 per share.

Qualified Person

The scientific and technical information in 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 acquiring advanced, drill-ready projects in Peru. 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. For further information, please call 604-688-5288 or visit our web site


"David Cass"
David Cass, President

Contact: Erin Ostrom / Ralph Rushton
Symbol: TSXV-FCV
Shares Issued: 29.3-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.

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