VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Jan. 5, 2011) - Los Andes Copper Ltd. ("Los Andes", or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:LA)(PINK SHEETS:LSANF) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. John C. Dyer to the Company's Board of Directors. Mr. Dyer will also become a consultant to Los Andes on its transition from exploration to mining development. Los Andes has granted options to Mr. Dyer to purchase 100,000 common shares in the capital of the Company, exercisable to December 31, 2015 at a price of $0.50 per share.

Mr. Dyer brings over 20 years of experience in the mining industry, having worked in the 1980s and early 1990s for Citibank and Chase Manhattan Bank where he covered the mining sector in Chile. From 1993 to 2008, Mr. Dyer worked for Anglo American plc, where he had multiple positions and responsibilities in Chile and the South American region. Throughout his mining career he has been involved in project financing, structuring and acquisitions, as well as finance, accounting, tax, supply chain and IT functions, including the negotiation of key power and EPC contracts. Mr. Dyer had responsibilities in overseeing Anglo American's investments in Collahuasi, Los Bronces, Mantos Blancos, Mantoverde, El Soldado and the Chagres smelter. He is currently the CFO and Corporate Secretary for a large multinational corporation, global leader in cable manufacturing, with responsibility for accounting, finance, tax, planning & reporting, IT, procurement, and HR in the company's operations in South America. The Company welcomes Mr. Dyer to the Board and looks forward to his contribution to the development of the Vizcachitas Project.

This document contains certain forward looking statements which involve known and unknown risks, delays and uncertainties not under the Company's control which may cause actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from the results, performance or expectation implied by these forward looking statements.

Contact Information: Los Andes Copper Ltd.
Michael Kuta
Corporate Secretary
Los Andes Copper Ltd.
Roger Moss