AndeanGold Ltd.

AndeanGold Ltd.

July 08, 2009 09:00 ET

AndeanGold Announces Increase in Non-Brokered Private Placement Up to $1.2 Million

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - July 8, 2009) - AndeanGold Ltd. ("the Company" or "AndeanGold") (TSX VENTURE:AAU) is pleased to announce that the Company has increased its previously announced non-brokered private placement (the "Placement") (news release of June 10, 2009) from $1.0 million to $1.2 million. If the Placement is fully subscribed for, the Company will issue up to 24,000,000 units ("Units") at a price of $0.05 per Unit. Each Unit is comprised of one common share and one-half of one common share purchase warrant. Each whole warrant will entitle the holder to purchase one additional common share for one year at a price of $0.10.

The Company closed the first tranche of the Placement on June 30, 2009 (news release of July 2, 2009) pursuant to which it issued an aggregate of 13,650,000 Units at a price of $0.05 per Unit to raise aggregate gross proceeds of approximately $682,500. The Company anticipates that the second tranche closing of the Placement will take place in mid-July 2009.

The Company will pay finders' fees with respect to the Placement, in accordance with applicable securities laws and the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange. Completion of the Placement is subject to regulatory approval.

All securities issued in the Placement will be subject to a four-month hold period from the Closing of the Placement.

The proceeds of the Placement will be used principally to fund a Phase I drill program on the Company's Rio Seco Project in Peru and for general working capital purposes.

About AndeanGold Ltd:

AndeanGold Ltd. is engaged in the acquisition, exploration and potential development of primarily precious metals properties, principally in Peru and Ecuador. The focus of the Company's exploration activities is presently in advancing its Rio Seco Project, as well as pursuing mineral property acquisitions, in Peru. In Ecuador, the Company's activities have been limited to administrative and legal matters due to the Mining Mandate issued by the Ecuador Constituent Assembly on April 18, 2008. Ecuador recently passed a new Mines Law, which replaces the Mining Mandate, and is working on developing regulations and finalizing terms and conditions of future mining operations. The Company looks forward to working with government officials to this end, and is actively pursuing authorization to reinitiate work programs on its key Ecuadorian projects.

Please refer to AndeanGold's website at for further information on the Company's projects and activities.

On Behalf of the Board of Directors of ANDEANGOLD LTD.

Anthony F. Ciali, President, CEO and Director

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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