AQM Copper Inc.
TSX VENTURE : AQM

AQM Copper Inc.

February 22, 2012 13:15 ET

AQM Copper Inc. Grants Options

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Feb. 22, 2012) - AQM Copper Inc. ("AQM Copper Inc." or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:AQM) granted 50,000 incentive stock options to Pinnacle Capital Markets Ltd. ("Pinnacle") pursuant to the Company's stock option plan and the rules of the TSX Venture Exchange. The options are exercisable at a price of $0.65 and are exercisable until January 18, 2013. The options will vest in four equal installments every three months commencing on the grant date.

Pinnacle has been engaged to refine and execute an investor relations strategy that will enhance and expand AQM Copper Inc. exposure with the Canadian and international investment community. Pinnacle will assist AQM Copper Inc. in fostering productive, continuing dialogues with analysts, brokers, potential investors, current shareholders and other financial professionals.

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 formed for Zafranal as announced in its press release on July 8, 2010. The Zafranal project has NI43-101 compliant measured and indicated resources of 301 million tonnes grading 0.47% copper and 0.08 grams per tonne gold, and an inferred resource of 51 million tonnes grading 0.32% copper and 0.06 grams per tonne gold. Management and directors have extensive experience working for the world's largest mining Copper producers. Please refer to the Company's website www.aqmcopper.com for further information regarding the Company and its projects.

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