CATALYST ENTERS INTO AN INVESTOR RELATIONS AGREEMENT WITH GENERAL RESEARCH GmbH & GRANTS OPTIONS

Trading Symbol: CCY

VANCOUVER, Feb. 1 /CNW/ - Catalyst Copper Corp. (the "Company") has entered into an investor relations agreement with General Research GmbH ("General Research"), a company incorporated under the laws of Germany, located at Burgstrasse 12, D-80331 Munich, Germany

General Research, an investor relations firm, is at arm's length to the Company and will provide a variety of investor relations services to the Company, including assisting with the dissemination of news and information to the public and initiating and maintaining contact with the investment community in Europe.  The initial term of the General Research Agreement is 6 months. The Company will pay General Research a fee of CAD $5,500 per month and has granted General Research 300,000 stock options with an exercise price of $0.16 per share for a period of 5 years, vesting 25% quarterly in the first year and subject to regulatory approval.  General Research is owned and operated by Dr. Georg Hochwimmer.

The Company also announced that its Board of Directors approved the granting of stock options under its stock option plan to employees, consultants, officers, and directors of the Company to acquire up to an aggregate of 6,410,000 common shares of Catalyst Copper Corp. (the "Stock Options"). The Stock Options are exercisable for a period of ten years, commencing January 31, 2011, at a price of $0.16 per share.

Catalyst Copper is a Vancouver-based publicly traded mine development company (TSX-V: CCY) that optioned the La Verde copper porphyry target from a subsidiary of Teck Resources Limited.

ON BEHALF OF CATALYST COPPER CORP.

"John W. Greenslade"
John W. Greenslade - President, CEO (Director)

Certain information set forth in this news release may contain forward-looking statements that involve substantial known and unknown risks and uncertainties. These forward-looking statements are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, certain of which are beyond the control of the Company, including, but not limited to, risks associated with mineral exploration and mining activities, the impact of general economic conditions, industry conditions, dependence upon regulatory approvals, and the uncertainty of obtaining additional financing. Readers are cautioned that the assumptions used in the preparation of such information, although considered reasonable at the time of preparation, may prove to be imprecise and, as such, undue reliance should not be placed on forward-looking statements. Neither 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.

Quality Assurance: The Company employs a system of quality control for drill results which includes the use of blanks, certified reference materials (standards) and check assaying. Core is logged on site and split with a diamond saw. Samples are shipped to Acme Analytical Laboratories Ltd. for geochemical analysis of copper with all values of greater than 1.000 parts per million copper being reanalyzed by assay methods for copper, gold and silver.

SOURCE Catalyst Copper Corp.

For further information:

Corporate Communications Officer: Denby Greenslade, (604) 638-5900

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