AQM Copper Inc.
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AQM Copper Inc.

June 17, 2010 09:20 ET

AQM Copper Announces Appointment of Ron Simkus to Board

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - June 17, 2010) - AQM Copper Inc. (TSX VENTURE:AQM)(BVLAC:AQM) ("AQM" or "the Company") is pleased to announce the appointment of Ron Simkus as an independent director to its board.

Mr. Simkus is a third generation miner and a mining engineer with thirty-five years experience in the international mining industry, with extensive knowledge in base metal ore processing technology and in the management of skilled operations, maintenance and engineering personnel. 

From February 2004 to June 2006, Mr. Simkus was Senior VP of Mining for Corriente Resources, Inc. From June, 2001, to July, 2003, Mr. Simkus was the president and chief executive officer of Compania Minera Antamina S.A. in Peru where he oversaw the commissioning of the Antamina deposit and the successful transition of one of the world's largest copper mining construction projects from a project to a sustainable mining operation. Before joining Antamina, Mr. Simkus was president and general manager of Highland Valley Copper and has also held positions at the Polaris mine, which was located north of the Arctic Circle and the Red Dog mine located in Alaska.

Mr. Simkus obtained his bachelor of applied science degree (mining engineering/mineral processing option) from the University of Toronto and is a member of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum and a Fellow of the AUSIMM (Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. Mr. Simkus is also a director of Gabriel Resources Ltd. and has previously served as director of Eurozinc Mining Corporation and Skye Resources Ltd.

AQM President, Bruce Turner, stated, "We value Ron Simkus' extensive experience in the mining industry, and especially his recent experience in the development and commissioning of a large copper project in Peru."

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Bruce Turner, President and CEO

ABOUT AQM COPPER INC: AQM Copper is a Canadian based mineral exploration company developing copper deposits in South America. Through its wholly owned Peruvian subsidiary, AQM Copper Peru SAC, the company is developing the Zafranal Copper-Gold Porphyry Project located in Southern Peru. Management and directors have extensive experience working for the world's largest mining Copper producers.

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