AQM Copper Inc.
TSX VENTURE : AQM
BVLAC : AQM

AQM Copper Inc.

January 14, 2011 17:53 ET

AQM Copper Grants Options

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Jan. 14, 2011) - AQM Copper Inc. (TSX VENTURE:AQM)(BVLAC:AQM) ("AQM Copper" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has issued 600,000 stock options to its independent directors to acquire common shares of the Company for a period of five years, exercisable at $0.90, subject to certain vesting provisions and the terms of the Company's Stock Option Plan.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Bruce Turner, President and CEO

ABOUT AQM Copper: AQM Copper Inc. (formerly Apoquindo Minerals) is a Canadian based mineral exploration company developing copper deposits in South America. Through its wholly owned Peruvian subsidiary, Minera AQM Peru SAC, the Company is developing the Zafranal Copper-Gold Porphyry Project located in Southern Peru. Minera AQM Peru SAC is the operator of a 50/50 JV with Teck Resources Limited through a sole purpose Peruvian company being formed for Zafranal as announced in its press release on July 8, 2010. Management and directors have extensive experience working for the world's largest mining Copper producers. Please refer to the Company's website for further information regarding the Company and its projects.

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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