Century Mining Corporation

Century Mining Corporation

January 04, 2007 15:52 ET

Century Mining Increases Interest in San Juan Gold Mines S.A.A. to 82.6%

BLAINE, WASHINGTON--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 4, 2007) - Century Mining Corporation (TSX VENTURE:CMM) announces that the Company has increased its interest in San Juan Gold Mines S.A.A. to 82.6% from 60.0% pursuant to the conversion of US$10.0 million of debt held by Century Mining Finance Corp., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Century Mining Corporation, to equity. The remaining 17.4% interest is owned by the past and present workforce of San Juan Gold Mines, approximately 1,100 shareholders. On completion of the conversion of debt to equity, Century will continue to hold US$4.0 million in outstanding debt, secured by assets of Compania Minera Erika S.A.C. Since acquiring a controlling interest of San Juan Gold Mines in May 2006, Century accounts for 100% of gold production, subject to a 10% NPI owned by San Juan Gold Mines, of which Century now owns 82.6%.

Margaret Kent, President & CEO, commented, "This increase in the Company's interest in San Juan is part of Century's plans to continually expand our interests in Peru, while maintaining a positive relationship with the workforce as our partners. We remain committed to our fundamental growth strategy in South America, which will contribute to increased production, while at the same time reducing overall cash costs."

About Century Mining Corporation

Century Mining is an emerging mid-tier gold producer that is aggressively acquiring producing mines and exploration properties in Peru. The Company owns and produces gold at the Sigma and Lamaque mines in Quebec that historically have produced over 9.4 million ounces of gold. In Peru this year Century acquired control of the San Juan Mine where the Company accounts for 100% of gold production. Century's growth strategy is to acquire gold producing assets in South America that will substantially reduce the Company's consolidated total cash cost of production and where there is exceptional exploration potential to expand production at these mines.

Margaret M. Kent, Chairman, President & C.E.O.

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