Minera Andes Inc. announces director resignation

    TSX: MAI

    SPOKANE, WA, Feb. 3 /CNW/ - Minera Andes Inc. (the "Corporation" or
"Minera Andes", TSX:MAI and US OTC:MNEAF) announces that Mr. Richard Clark has
tendered his resignation as a director of the Corporation effective February
2, 2009 to be able to devote more time to his other primary business
    The board of directors would like to thank Mr. Clark for his time,
service and insightful advice and valuable contributions he made during his
tenure as a director.

    Minera Andes is a gold, silver and copper exploration company working in
Argentina. The Company holds about 304,000 acres of mineral exploration land
in Argentina. Minera Andes also has an interest in the producing San José
silver/gold mine through its 49% interest in Minera Santa Cruz S.A. Minera
Andes is also exploring the Los Azules copper project in San Juan province,
where an exploration program has defined a resource and a scoping study is
underway. Other exploration properties, primarily silver and gold, are being
evaluated in southern Argentina. The Corporation presently has 190,158,851
shares issued and outstanding.
    This news is submitted by Allen V. Ambrose, President, Chairman and
Director of Minera Andes Inc.

For further information:

For further information: Art Johnson at the Spokane office, or Krister
A. Kottmeier, investor relations - Canada, at the Vancouver office; Visit our
Web site: www.minandes.com; Spokane Office, 111 East Magnesium Road, Ste. A,
Spokane, WA, 99208, USA, Phone: (509) 921-7322, E-mail: info@minandes.com;
Vancouver Office, 911-470 Granville Street, Vancouver, B.C., V6C 1V5, Phone:
(604) 689-7017, 1-877-689-7018, E-mail: ircanada@minandes.com

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