Minera Andes Welcomes Lundin Group Mining Executive to Board

Minera Andes Welcomes Lundin Group Mining Executive to Board

Minera Andes Inc. is pleased to announce that Richard P. Clark, president and CEO of Red Back Mining Inc, a Lundin Group company, of Vancouver, B.C., has joined the board of directors of Minera Andes Inc. His appointment represents an expansion of the board to seven members.

“It is a pleasure to welcome Rick to the Minera Andes board,” said Allen V. Ambrose, president. “He has the background in South American mining, project finance and development that compliments our plan to grow the Company. As Minera Andes completes its first year of production and cash flow from its San Jose gold/silver mine in Argentina, and pursues its major copper opportunity at Los Azules, Rick’s professional skills are a welcome addition to our board.”

A mining professional with more than 20 years experience, Mr. Clark is a mining lawyer who has wide ranging business experience in the mining sector from managing exploration companies to developing mines into emerging mid-tier producing companies with projects Latin America and Africa. Mr. Clark has grown Red Back from a market capitalization of $40 million to over $1.5 billion.

Minera Andes is a gold, silver and copper exploration company working in Argentina. The Company holds about 304,000 acres of mineral exploration land in Argentina including the 49% owned San Jose silver/gold mine that has commenced production last year. Minera Andes is also exploring the Los Azules copper project in San Juan province, where an exploration program is underway to define a resource and scoping study. Other exploration properties, primarily silver and gold, are being evaluated in southern Argentina. The Corporation presently has 189,456,935 shares issued and outstanding.

This news is submitted by Allen V. Ambrose, president and director of Minera Andes Inc.

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