Orocobre Named Argentina's Mining Company of the Year

Orocobre Named Argentina's Mining Company of the Year 
BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/18/12 -- Orocobre Limited
(TSX:ORL)(ASX:ORE) ("the Company") is pleased to announce that it has
been named the "Mining Company of the Year 2012" by Argentine mining
magazine Panorama Minero and Fundacion Para el Desarrollo de le
Mineria Argentina(i).  
This prestigious honour was awarded at Panorama Minero's 36th
anniversary dinner on the 14th of November in Buenos Aires. 
"I'm so pleased that our organization is receiving this distinguished
recognition," said Managing Director & CEO Richard Seville. "It is a
testimony to the efforts and dedication of the strong team we have in
Argentina. Our team is committed to building a first class mining
company whilst making positive contribution to our communities within
which we operate. We are honoured by this affirmation." 
(i)The translation of Fundacion para el desarrollo de le Mineria
Argentina is Foundation for development of Argentina Mining.  
About Orocobre Limited  
Orocobre Limited is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange and
Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX:ORL)(ASX:ORE), and is building a
substantial Argentinian-based industrial minerals company through the
construction and operation of its portfolio of lithium, potash and
boron projects and facilities in the Puna region of northern
Argentina. The Company is building in partnership with Toyota Tsusho
Corporation and JEMSE, the first large-scale, "greenfield" brine
based lithium plant in nearly 20 years at the Salar de Olaroz. This
high margin project has a planned production rate after ramp up of
17,500 tonnes per annum of battery grade lithium carbonate scheduled
to commence in Q2 2014. The Company also wholly-owns Borax Argentina,
an important regional borate producer. Orocobre has recently been
included in the S&P/ASX 300 Index. For further information, please
visit www.orocobre.com. 
ABN 31 112 589 910
Contacts:
Australia and Asia: Orocobre Limited
Richard Seville
Managing Director
+61 419 916 338 
North America: Orocobre Limited
Bruce Rose
VP, Corporate Development
+1 604 377 1423
brose@orocobre.com
www.orocobre.com