SOURCE: Frontera Copper Corporation

March 24, 2008 13:10 ET

Frontera Copper Announces the Appointment of Rodney Prokop as Vice President, Investor Relations

TORONTO and PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwire - March 24, 2008) - Frontera Copper Corporation (TSX: FCC) (TSX: FCC.NT) (TSX: FCC.NT.A) is pleased to announce the appointment of Rodney Prokop as Vice President, Investor Relations.

Rod received a Bachelors of Science degree in Accounting from Minnesota State University - Moorhead and an MBA in Finance from Arizona State University. He was employed by Phelps Dodge Corporation for 16 years, where he held positions of increasing responsibility in the financial area, including assignments as Director of Corporate Financial Analysis, Assistant Treasurer and Director of Investor Relations. In addition, he served as Vice President of Finance for one of Phelps Dodge's manufacturing operations headquartered in Fort Wayne, Indiana. From 2004 to 2007, Rod held several senior-level positions with International Capital Partners, a commercial real estate investment firm in Scottsdale, Arizona, including Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Development. He is also a licensed Certified Public Accountant.

"I am extremely pleased that Rod has joined our company," said Alan Edwards, President and Chief Executive Officer. "His extensive experience in the mining industry, including his previous position leading the investor relations effort for a global mining company, will further enhance our efforts to effectively communicate with the investment community. He is a welcome addition to the senior leadership team at Frontera Copper."

About Frontera Copper Corporation

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. Based on the January 1, 2008 ore reserves and the estimated recoverable copper contained on the leach pads at December 31, 2007, approximately 1 billion pounds of copper is projected to be produced over the remaining 17-year life of the operation.

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.

Contact Information

  • For further information, please see Frontera Copper's website at
    www.fronteracopper.com or contact:

    Rodney A. Prokop
    Vice President, Investor Relations
    Tel.: 602-424-5483
    Toll-free: 888-323-0973
    Email: Email Contact

    Alan Edwards
    President and Chief Executive Officer
    Tel.: 602-424-5488
    Toll-free: 888-323-0973
    Email: Email Contact