Andean Resources Ltd.

Andean Resources Ltd.

August 13, 2008 12:33 ET

Andean Resources Hires Argentina Country Manager

PERTH, AUSTRALIA--(Marketwire - Aug. 13, 2008) - Andean Resources Ltd. ("Andean" or the "Company")(TSX:AND)(ASX:AND) is pleased to announce that effective immediately, it has hired Mr. Christopher Van Tienhoven as its Country Manager, Argentina. Mr. Van Tienhoven, an Argentinean national, will have the primary responsibility of overseeing all Argentina related operations, investments and key relationships.

Mr. Van Tienhoven was most recently the Country Manager/General Manager and President of the Cerro Vanguardia mine, 92.5% owned by AngloGold Ashanti, located in the Province of Santa Cruz, Argentina.

Andean Resources Chief Executive Officer, Wayne Hubert, commented, "We are very pleased that Chris Van Tienhoven has agreed to join the growing Andean team, as he has led a distinguished career and brings exceptional experience in operations and governmental affairs. Chris is highly respected and recognized for his experience working in Argentina and he will bring his knowledge and understanding of Argentine best practices to the Cerro Negro project as the next transformational steps towards production are made. The hiring of Chris is also a testament to the quality of the Cerro Negro project."

Andean has announced a number of key management appointments since the beginning of the year; in line with its vision to assemble a high quality team in order to progress its Cerro Negro gold project in Argentina.

Note: biography attached

Biography - Mr. Chris Van Tienhoven

Professional Qualifications

Bachelor of Science in Economics, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Former Work Experience

- Country Manager/General Manager & President, AngloGold Ashanti Argentina/Cerro Vanguardia, 2005-2008

- Director Business Development, AngloGold Ashanti South America, 2002-2004

- Senior Business Development Manager, Anglo American, 2000-2002

- New Business Manager, Anglo American Venezuela, 1996-2000

- Secretary to the London Executive Committee, Minorco,1995-1996

Andean Resources Ltd. is an emerging Australian and Toronto listed gold explorer searching for precious metals in the Andes, with four large property positions in the Patagonia. Andean's website can be found at and questions can be sent to or by calling 647.330.1478.

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