Andean Resources Ltd.

Andean Resources Ltd.

September 14, 2009 09:01 ET

Andean Resources Appoints Richard Leclerc as VP Operations

PERTH, AUSTRALIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 14, 2009) - Andean Resources ("Andean" or the "Company") (TSX:AND)(ASX:AND) announces the appointment of Mr. Richard Leclerc as Vice President, Operations, effective immediately. Mr. Leclerc is a registered professional mining engineer who graduated from Laval University in Quebec in 1981, and who is fluent in English, Spanish and French. Over his 27 years of mining experience, Mr. Leclerc has held senior operating and development positions with Falconbridge in Chile and Peru, with Minera Antamina in Peru, with Cambior in Chile, Peru and Argentina.

Most recently, Mr. Leclerc was Chief Operating Officer for Centenario Copper and in charge of the construction and development of the Franke project in Chile, prior to Quadra Mining's takeover of Centenario. As VP Operations, Mr. Leclerc will assume overall responsibility for the fast track development and operation of the Cerro Negro project.

Wayne Hubert, Andean's President and CEO, commented, "The appointment of Richard to the team is a testament to the quality of the Cerro Negro project as we move into the development phase. Richard brings a tremendous amount of experience to the Andean team and we look forward to working with him as we progress towards becoming a mid-tier gold producer."

Andean Resources Ltd. is a dual listed company (TSX:AND)(ASX:AND), actively and aggressively exploring for gold resources in Argentina. The company is well positioned to become a mid-tier gold producer over the next two years as it commences production from its 100% owned Cerro Negro project. This high-grade, world-class deposit is located in the mining-friendly province of Santa Cruz, in southern Argentina, and contains a growing resource base of over 2.5 million ounces of gold. In order to expand its resource base and add to the future production profile, Andean is committed to ongoing exploration and building its resource inventory at the Cerro Negro project and, in the process, generating enhanced returns for its shareholders as a platform for future growth.

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  • Andean Resources Ltd.
    Krista Muhr
    Director of Investor Relations
    (647) 330-1478
    Andean Resources Ltd.
    Morrice Cordiner
    +61 (2) 9276 1245
    Cell: +61 (0) 412 270 761
    Andean Resources Ltd.
    1/1 Nairn Street, Fremantle
    Western Australia 6160
    +61 (8) 9430 9966
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