Apoquindo Minerals Inc.
TSX VENTURE : AQM

Apoquindo Minerals Inc.

March 10, 2010 09:00 ET

Apoquindo Announces Appointment of James Gilbert to Board

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - March 10, 2010) - Apoquindo Minerals Inc. (TSX VENTURE:AQM) ("Apoquindo" or "the Company") is pleased to announce the appointment of James Gilbert to its board of directors.

Mr. Gilbert is President and CEO of Minera S.A., (August 2009 to present) a private mining and metals investment company, and has over 20 years of experience in mining and metals finance and investment. Prior to joining Minera, Mr. Gilbert was the Chief Investment Officer of Gerald Metals Inc., (2007-2009) the global commodities trading firm based in Stamford, Connecticut. Before joining Gerald Metals, he was a Director of the mining and metals investment banking group at Rothschild Inc., in Washington D.C. (1994-2007), and a Director of Corporate Finance at Coopers & Lybrand in New York (1988-1994). Mr. Gilbert has been a director of Orvana Minerals Corp. since August 2009, and currently serves as Chairman of the Compensation and Nominating Committee of the Orvana Board of Directors. Mr. Gilbert has an MBA in Finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a BA in English from Bucknell University.

Minera S.A. is a shareholder of Apoquindo Minerals Inc. and is the Joint Venture partner in the Antakena Project, a copper oxide project located in Northern Chile. (See May 14, 2009 News Release. The Company filed independent NI 43-101 reports on May 4, 2009 on SEDAR with regard to the Elenita and Madrugador copper deposits which make up the Antakena Project.)

Bruce Turner stated, "We value James Gilbert's extensive financial experience in the mining industry, and welcome Minera's representative to our board."

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Bruce Turner, President and CEO

ABOUT APOQUINDO: The Company is a Canadian based mineral exploration company whose principal purpose is the acquisition and development of base metal deposits in South America. Through its wholly owned Peruvian subsidiary, Minera Koritambo SAC, the company is developing the Zafranal Copper-Gold Porphyry Project located in the Southern Peru Cu-Porphyry Belt. Please refer to www.apoquindominerals.com for further information regarding the Company and its projects.

Management and directors have extensive experience working for the world's largest mining companies as well as several junior exploration companies. Apoquindo Minerals has offices in Santiago, Chile, Lima, Peru and Vancouver, Canada.

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