SOURCE: Frontera Copper Corporation

December 01, 2008 11:34 ET

Frontera Copper Announces the Appointment of Hugh Snyder as Chairman of the Board

TORONTO and PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwire - December 1, 2008) - Frontera Copper Corporation (TSX: FCC) (TSX: FCC.NT) (TSX: FCC.NT.A) is pleased to announce the appointment of Hugh Snyder to the position of Chairman of the Board. Mr. Snyder is a co-founder of the Company and was previously Lead Director. Dr. Patrick Ryan has elected to retire as Chairman but will remain a member of the Board of Directors.

Alan Edwards, President and Chief Executive Officer, said, "In this difficult time for the industry, we are pleased that Hugh has graciously accepted the role of Chairman of the Board. As co-founders of Frontera Copper, the dedicated efforts of both Hugh and Pat have provided an invaluable contribution to the Company. We look forward to the benefits of their wise counsel as they continue to play important roles in our organization going forward."

ABOUT FRONTERA COPPER CORPORATION

Frontera Copper is a Canadian mining, development and exploration company whose principal activity is the production of copper cathode from the Piedras Verdes run-of-mine heap-leach copper operation in Sonora, Mexico. Based on the January 1, 2008 ore reserves and the estimated recoverable copper contained on the leach pads at December 31, 2007, approximately 1 billion pounds of copper is projected to be produced over the remaining 17-year life of the operation.

Contact Information

  • For further information, please see Frontera Copper's website at
    www.fronteracopper.com or contact:

    Rod Prokop
    Vice President, Investor Relations
    (602) 424-5483
    Email Contact

    Alan Edwards
    President and Chief Executive Officer
    (602) 424-5488