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March 7, 2012 - London

As of 1 March, Jorge Ramirez is appointed CFO of Copeinca ASA. Eduardo Castro Mendivil, former CFO since 2006, will now assume a new role as Chief Strategy Officer. 

Mr. Ramirez graduated in Business Administration with a Major in Finance from Loyola University, New Orleans, USA, with an MBA from ITESM (Mexico) - ESPOL (Ecuador).He has vast international experience in Strategic Planning, Corporate Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions and International Affairs.Mr. Ramirez previously worked for Amanco Group (1995-2008), holding various positions in Ecuador, Costa Rica and Brazil, his last one being CFO for Latin America.Since 2008 he is CFO of Camposol Holding Plc, the leading agro industrial Company in Peru.

"Copeinca would like to take this opportunity to thank Mr. Castro Mendivil for his contribution to the company during his tenure as CFO, and wishes him success on his new role as Chief Strategy Officer.We would also like to welcome Mr. Ramirez to the Company, we are sure his financial expertise will ensure his success on this new position," says Pablo Trapunsky, CEO of Copeinca ASA.

For further information, please contact:
CEO Pablo Trapunsky,
CFO Jorge Ramirez,
Tel. (511) 213-4000

About Copeinca ASA
Copeinca ASA is one of the largest fishmeal and fish oil producers in Peru. The Company produces its fishmeal and fish oil from anchovy harvested off the coast of Peru, and most of its production is exported. Key countries for export are China, Japan, Germany, Canada, Chile and Denmark.Typical customers are fish and animal feed producers as well as refineries for omega-3 products.Copeinca ASA runs its operations out of Lima and has its own fleet.Copeinca ASA operates 5 plants located in strategic locations all around the Peruvian coast line. The Company has around 1,400 part and full time employees.

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