Cooper Minerals Inc.
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Cooper Minerals Inc.

September 14, 2011 08:00 ET

Cooper Hires AJK Managing Director

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 14, 2011) - Cooper Minerals (TSX VENTURE:CQ)(FRANKFURT:JM6) has hired Mr. Muhammad Khalid Pervaiz, a Pakistan resident, as managing director of its subsidiary, AJK Mining Company (PVT.) Ltd. Mr. Pervaiz graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in mining engineering from Lahore University, Pakistan. In 1983, he obtained a Master of Science degree in mining engineering from the same university. In 1989, he earned a M.B.A. from Technical International University Messuri – USA, Labore Campus.

Mr. Pervaiz is the current President of The Institute of Mining Engineers in Pakistan and is one of the leading experts in the mining and mineral sector. He is also Chief Executive Geo of Minerals Khokhar Bala Coal Mines, Director of MINTECH-Coal Mines, Director of Katha Digwell Coal Mines, Chairman of the Pakistan Mine Association and a mining consultant to various multinational and local organizations.

Mr. Pervaiz holds the honourable distinction of the Khawaja Farid Award for outstanding achievements in mining. He was awarded the National Gold Medal by the Institute of Mining Engineers, Pakistan in 1985. He has achieved several others awards throughout his career.

Simon Tam, President of the Company, commented: "Having worked for over 45 years in various senior levels both academic and professional positions, Mr. Pervaiz brings a vast amount of technical and practical knowledge to AJK. He has work experience in all parts of the country and has international experience working in various countries abroad. A decorated engineer carrying a global reputation, Mr. Pervaiz will be an invaluable member to the AJK mining team as it seeks to expand its asset base, not only in Pakistan but in other coal-producing regions in Asia as well."

On behalf of the Board of Directors

Cooper Minerals Inc.

Simon Tam, President and Director

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