Andean American Gold Corp.

Andean American Gold Corp.

February 25, 2008 09:00 ET

Andean American Announces Acquisition of an Additional 11,800 Hectares at the Invicta Project, Peru

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Feb. 25, 2008) - Andean American Mining Corporation (TSX VENTURE:AAG)(FRANKFURT:AQN)(BVL:AAG) is pleased to announce the acquisition by staking of an additional 11,800 hectares at the Invicta Project, bringing the total land position to 41,500 hectares. The claims were staked to cover areas with geology similar to that of the Invicta Project and areas with geochemical signatures comparable to that of the Atenea Vein Structure, the Pucamina Vein and other targets within the Invicta Project. These claims were selected based on past surveys by Ingemmet, the Peruvian Geological, Mining and Metallurgical Institute.

Invicta hosts low-sulphidation epithermal style gold-silver-copper mineralization and is located in the Department of Lima, Province of Huara, approximately 225 kilometers north of the city of Lima at an altitude of 3,400 metres. Andean American acquired an option to purchase 100% of an advanced exploration stage project of 3,700 hectares, which it named Invicta, from a Barrick wholly owned subsidiary, Minera ABX Exploraciones SA in 2005. Subsequent to this date, Andean American has independently acquired an additional 37,800 hectares and brought the land position for the project to the current 41,500 hectares.

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On behalf of Andean American Mining Corp.,

John Huguet, Chairman & CEO

Andean American Mining Corp. (TSX VENTURE:AAG)(FRANKFURT:AQN)(BVL:AAG) is an international mining and exploration company focused on growth both organically and through acquisitions. The Company is actively pursuing new targets of potential early stage gold and silver prospects in Peru and currently has three key assets: the 41,500 hectare Invicta gold-silver-copper advanced exploration stage project; 58% of Sinchao Metals Corp., owner of the Sinchao zinc-copper-silver-gold-lead mineralization project; and the 9,000 hectare Santa Rosa property, which is a small producing open-pit mine.

This news release may contain forward-looking information within the meaning of the Securities Act (Ontario) ("forward-looking statements"). Such forward-looking statements may include the Company's plans for its mineral projects, the overall economic potential of its properties, the availability of adequate financing and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements to be materially different. Such factors include, among others, risks and uncertainties relating to potential political risks involving the Company's operations in a foreign jurisdiction, uncertainty of production and costs estimates and the potential for unexpected costs and expenses, physical risks inherent in mining operations, currency fluctuations, fluctuations in the price of gold and other metals, completion of economic evaluations, changes in project parameters as plans continue to be refined, the inability or failure to obtain adequate financing on a timely basis, and other risks and uncertainties, including those described in the Company's Financial Statements, Management Discussion and Analysis and Material Change Reports filed with the Canadian Securities Administrators and available at

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