Empire Mining Corporation

Empire Mining Corporation

January 04, 2013 09:00 ET

Empire Mining Corporation Changes Name and Trading Symbol

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Jan. 4, 2013) - Empire Mining Corporation (TSX VENTURE:EPC) ("Empire") announces that its Directors have approved a name change to Columbus Copper Corporation.

The change will take effect at the opening of trading on January 10, 2013 - Empire will commence trading on the TSX Venture Exchange under the new name Columbus Copper Corporation and the new ticker symbol CCU. There is no consolidation of capital.

The changes emphasize Empire's concentration on its growing copper portfolio in Turkey and Serbia and in the general Balkan area of Europe. The changes are also motivated by efforts to further integrate within the Columbus Group with a view to reducing operating and overhead costs.


Robert Giustra, Chairman

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