Frontera Copper Corporation

Frontera Copper Corporation

August 14, 2007 09:34 ET

Frontera Copper Announces the Appointment of Alan Edwards as President and CEO and the Retirement of Gary Loving

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 14, 2007) - Frontera Copper Corporation (TSX:FCC)(TSX:FCC.NT)(TSX:FCC.NT.A) is pleased to announce the appointment of Alan Edwards as President, Chief Executive Officer and Director on the Board for Frontera Copper. Alan Edwards will replace Gary Loving, incumbent President and Chief Executive Officer of Frontera Copper who will retire from the company in September 2007.

"Frontera Copper has been very fortunate to have had a mining executive with the experience and talent of Gary Loving. His experience in developing and operating mines in Latin America has been invaluable to the successful engineering, construction, start up and operation of the Piedras Verdes copper mine and, on behalf of the Board of Directors of Frontera Copper, I would like to thank him for his many contributions and to wish him well during his retirement," says Dr. Patrick Ryan, Chairman of the Board of Frontera Copper Corporation.

We would also like to welcome Alan Edwards who is a mining professional with 25 years of diverse mining industry experience. Most recently Alan held the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Apex Silver Mines Corporation, where he was responsible for the engineering, construction and commissioning of the San Cristobal Project in Bolivia.

Alan has a BSc in Mining Engineering and an MBA (Finance) from the University of Arizona. He initially worked for Phelps Dodge Corporation for 15 years where he held positions of increasing responsibility including General Manager of Operations, Chino Mines Company. From 1996-2000, Alan worked for Cyprus Amax Minerals Company where he rose to the position of President/General Manager of Sociedad Minera Cerro Verde SA in Peru. Prior to joining Apex Silver Mines, he held Senior Operating positions with P.T. Freeport Indonesia and Kinross Gold Corporation.

"We are delighted to have Alan as our new President and CEO at this exciting time in the history of our company," says Dr. Ryan. "He not only brings his extensive project development and operating experience to the company, but will be able to make a major contribution towards growing the company through mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and exploration."

About Frontera Copper

Frontera Copper is a Canadian mining, development and exploration company whose principal activity is the production of copper cathode from the Piedras Verdes run-of-mine heap-leach copper operation in Sonora, Mexico. Production commenced in October, 2006.and has ramped up to an annual rate of 70 million pounds. A total of 942 million pounds of copper is projected to be produced during the 18-year life of the operation. Existing resources and prospective exploration targets adjacent to the main open-pit have the potential to extend the life of the project.

The Company currently anticipates production of 60 to 63 million pounds of "LME Grade A" quality copper cathode during 2007 at a cash cost of approximately $1.19 to $1.27 per pound (including prepaid royalties). Capital expenditures for 2007 are forecast at $37 million.

Information in this news release that is not current or historical factual information may constitute forward-looking information or statements within the meaning of applicable securities laws. Implicit in this information, particularly in respect of statements as to future operating results and economic performance of the Company, and resources and reserves at the Piedras Verdes operations, are assumptions regarding projected revenue and expense, copper prices and mining costs. These assumptions, although considered reasonable by the Company at the time of preparation, may prove to be incorrect. Readers are cautioned that actual results are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including risks relating to general economic conditions and mining operations, and could differ materially from what is currently expected. The Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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