Empire Mining Corporation Changes Name and Trading Symbol

Empire Mining Corporation Changes Name and Trading Symbol 
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/09/13 -- Empire
Mining Corporation (TSX VENTURE:EPC) ("Empire") announces that
effective tomorrow, January 10th, 2013, it will commence trading on
the TSX Venture Exchange under the new name Columbus Copper
Corporation and the new ticker symbol CCU.  
Shareholders are not required to take any action in connection with
the change of name; physical share certificates of Empire Mining
Corporation will remain valid share certificates of Columbus Copper
in full force and effect. 
The changes emphasize Empire's concentration on its growing copper
portfolio in Turkey and Serbia and in the general Balkan area of
Europe. The changes are also motivated by efforts to further
integrate within the Columbus Group with a view to reducing operating
and overhead costs.  
Robert Giustra, Chairman 
Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider
(as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange)
accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. 
Empire Mining Corporation
Investor Relations
604-634-0970 or 1-888-818-1364
604-634-0971 (FAX)
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