AQM Copper Issues Preliminary Economic Assessment

January 18, 2013

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Jan 18, 2013) - AQM Copper Inc. (TSX VENTURE:AQM)(AQM.V) ("AQM Copper" or the "Company") released the Technical Report and Preliminary Assessment of the Zafranal Project, as previously announced on December 11, 2012, on SEDAR on January 16, 2013. The Zafranal Project is a copper gold project in Peru''s Southern Peru Porphyry Copper Belt.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Bruce Turner, President and CEO

ABOUT AQM Copper: AQM Copper Inc. is a Canadian based mineral exploration company exploring and developing copper deposits in South America. Through its wholly owned Peruvian subsidiary, Minera AQM Copper Peru S.A.C., the Company is developing the Zafranal Copper-Gold Porphyry Project located in Southern Peru. Minera AQM Copper Peru S.A.C. is the operator of a 50/50 JV with Teck Resources Limited through a sole purpose Peruvian company formed for Zafranal as announced in its press release on July 8, 2010. The Zafranal Project has NI 43-101 compliant measured and indicated resources of 510.7 million tonnes grading 0.36% copper and 0.07 grams per tonne gold. Management and directors have extensive experience working for the world''s largest mining copper producers. Please refer to the Company''s website at www.aqmcopper.com, for further information regarding the Company and its projects.