Vancouver, BC – Los Andes Copper Ltd. (“Los Andes”, or the “Company”, TSX Venture Exchange: LA) is pleased to announce that the Company has received approval from the TSXV for the acquisition by the Company from Turnbrook Mining Ltd. (“TBML”) of the non-consumptive water rights over a section of the Rocin River, Putaendo, Fifth Region, Chile, together with the engineering and other studies and reports for the development of a run-of-river hydroelectric project generation facility (collectively, the “Hydro Electric Project”). The Company received written consents for the acquisition from a majority of shares held by disinterested shareholders of the Company representing 61.5% of the disinterested shares.
As consideration for the acquisition, the Company will issue to TBML 37,500,000 shares in the capital of the Company. At current market value for the Company’s common shares, Los Andes is effectively purchasing the Hydro Electric Project at a discount of approximately 48% to the Cdn$14,450,000 deemed value supported by the fairness opinion obtained by the Company.
Mr. Eduardo Covarrubias, President and CEO, stated “We are extremely pleased to have received the votes of disinterested shareholders holding more than 62 million shares approving the acquisition of the Hydro Electric Project. As we have already stated, Los Andes management believes that the acquisition of the Hydro Electric Project will bring a number of important benefits to the Company, including the potential to not only provide a portion of the power requirements for the Company’s mine, but also cash flow until the power is required by the Company. Funds generated by the Hydro Electric Project could also help fund the mine’s pre-construction development and other ongoing costs, and potentially reduce the need for future dilution of the Company’s shares.”
For more information please contact:
|Eduardo Covarrubias, President & CEO
|Tel: (56-99) 323-3156
|Michael Kuta, Corporate Secretary
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