Peru Copper Inc. ("Peru Copper" or the "Company") announced today that it has entered into an exclusivity agreement with a third party in order to facilitate discussions with such third party regarding a potential transaction which may involve the acquisition of the Company or other material transactions. The exclusivity period ends on May 28, 2007. There is no certainty that agreement on a transaction will be reached and Peru Copper will provide further updates at the appropriate time. Peru Copper is involved in the acquisition and exploration of potentially mineable deposits of copper in Peru. On June 11, 2003, Peru Copper entered into the Toromocho Option Agreement ("Toromocho Option") with Empresa Minera del Centro del Peru S.A. ("Centromin"), a Peruvian state-owned mining company, whereby Centromin granted the Company the option to acquire its interest in the mining concessions and related assets of the Toromocho Project.
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