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GTSO Steps Up Pursuit of Urban Mining Targets in Chile



  GTSO Steps Up Pursuit of Urban Mining Targets in Chile

Business Wire

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- January 9, 2013

GTSO Resources, the mining subsidiary of Green Technology Solutions, Inc.
(OTCBB: GTSO), will evaluate potential acquisitions and partnering
opportunities in Chile’s urban mining sector in 2013, the Company announced
today.

In line with GTSO’s focus on urban mining opportunities in emerging
economies, the Company has already commenced with on-the-ground due diligence
on a number of Chilean firms through its consultants at CCI Capital SpA. GTSO
operations consultant Rodrigo Cordova is currently in Chile to further talks
with the company’s targets near Santiago.

“We’re looking for partners that can provide comprehensive management services
and processes for the recycling of electrical and electronic equipment in
Chile,” said GTSO CEO Paul Watson. “We’re in talks now with some prominent
e-waste recyclers there that we look forward to announcing and working with in
the very near future.”

Chile has been a major focus of GTSO’s efforts to expand its urban mining
footprint due to its high rate of industrialization, affordable labor and
local business connections with CCI Capital. Today, more than 95 percent of
Chileans have a mobile phone. These phones have an average life span of less
than two years, and a huge market is developing in Chile and around the world
to keep the highly valuable and highly toxic materials used to build them out
of landfills.

Urban mining is a major pillar of the Company’s plans to compete alongside
major international corporations striving for sustainable manufacturing
solutions, such as Sprint Nextel Corp. (NYSE: S) and Toyota Motor Corporation
(NYSE: TM). Late last year, GTSO acquired the company Green Urban Mining to
handle the company’s recycling and resale operations.

The company is also exploring traditional mining opportunities in the U.S. and
Africa through its joint venture with Diamond V Associates.

About Green Technology Solutions, Inc.

Green Technology Solutions, Inc. [www.gtsoresources.com] is a growth-oriented
company exploring rare earth minerals and precious metals production around
the world. To learn more, please visit the website
at www.GTSOresources.com/investors.html.

Follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/gtsoresources.

Notice Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of
1995: This news release contains forward-looking information within the
meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section
21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, including statements
that include the words “believes,” “expects,” “anticipate” or similar
expressions. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks,
uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, performance
or achievements of the company to differ materially from those expressed or
implied by such forward-looking statements. In addition, description of
anyone’s past success, either financial or strategic, is no guarantee of
future success. This news release speaks as of the date first set forth above
and the company assumes no responsibility to update the information included
herein for events occurring after the date hereof.

Contact:

Green Technology Solutions, Inc.
Paul Watson, 408-432-7285
President and CEO
info@gtsoresources.com
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