SOURCE: Frontera Copper Corporation

November 09, 2007 11:48 ET

Frontera Copper Announces the Election of Norman Hardie to the Board of Directors

TORONTO--(Marketwire - November 9, 2007) - Frontera Copper Corporation (TSX: FCC) (TSX: FCC.NT) (TSX: FCC.NT.A) is pleased to announce the election of Mr. Norman Hardie to its Board of Directors.

Mr. Hardie is a business consultant with over 33 years' experience as a mining company manager and executive and is currently a director of TEAL Exploration and Mining Incorporated. Since 1997, he has served on the boards of several companies including Pangea Goldfields, Moydow Mines International, Tan Range Exploration, Crew Development, Fronteer Development and Anatolia Minerals Development. From 1996 to 1999, Mr. Hardie served as Group General Manager responsible for North America of Normandy Mining Limited, and subsequently as a consultant to that company. Between 1987 and 1996, he was Vice President of Inmet Mining Corporation, coordinating marketing and operations of several mining projects. Prior to that, Mr. Hardie served as an executive and a manager at Philipp Brothers Inc., a commodity and metals trading company, and at subsidiaries of the Anglo American Corporation. Mr. Hardie has a Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering from the University of Witswatersrand, South Africa and a Master of Economics from Cambridge University.

Alan Edwards, President and Chief Executive Officer, said, "We are delighted to have Norman Hardie join our Board of Directors. Norman is a seasoned mining industry professional who brings a tremendous amount of relevant experience, as we continue to pursue various growth opportunities to improve our shareholders' value."

About Frontera Copper

Frontera Copper is a Canadian mining, development and exploration company whose principle activity is the production of copper cathode from the Piedras Verdes run-of-mine heap-leach copper operation in Sonora, Mexico. Production commenced in October 2006 and at the full annual production rate of 70 million pounds of copper cathode, a total of 942 million pounds of copper is projected to be produced during the 18-year life of the operation. Existing resources and prospective exploration targets adjacent to the main open-pit have the potential to extend the life of the project.

Contact Information

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

    Alan R. Edwards
    President and Chief Executive Officer
    Tel.: 602-424-5488
    Email: Email Contact

    Dave Peat
    Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
    Tel.: 602-424-5484
    Toll-free: 888 323-0973
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