Peruvian court rules in Algamarca's favor

    Key advance for Century's development of Shahuindo

    BLAINE, WA, Aug. 15 /CNW/ - Century Mining Corporation (TSX-V:CMM) today
received notice that the Superior Court of Lima ruled in Algamarca's favor
nullifying the 2006 arbitral award and declaring the arbitral agreement
invalid because of the insufficiency of Mr. Miguel de Orbegoso Tudela's power
to enter into that agreement. The arbitral agreement forms part of the 2002
transfer agreement between Sulliden Shahuindo S.A.C. and Compania Algamarca
S.A./Algamarca Exploraciones S.A. (the "Sulliden Contract") that was signed by
Mr. Orbegoso.
    This is a watershed victory for Century Mining, bringing Century one
significant step closer to beginning development of the gold reserves on the
Shahuindo property.
    After a thorough legal review completed by Century and its advisors
regarding the title to the Shahuindo mining project, Century Mining Finance
Corp. purchased 100% of the shares of Compania Minera Algamarca S.A. and
several other companies, collectively known as the "Algamarca Group" on May 6,
2007. These companies own the 26 concessions of the Shahuindo property.
    Margaret Kent, President & CEO of Century, commented, "This victory is a
major milestone for Century. It confirms the strength of our legal position in
Peru. It also ushers Century forward in its pursuit of developing the
Shahuindo Project and of becoming an intermediate-tier gold producer. Century
remains committed to resolving the Shahuindo dispute as rapidly as possible in
order to begin development of the project.

    About Century Mining Corporation

    Century Mining Corporation is an emerging mid-tier gold producer that is
aggressively acquiring producing mines and exploration properties in Peru. The
Company owns and produces gold at the Sigma and Lamaque mines in Québec that
historically have produced over 9.4 million ounces of gold. In Peru, Century
wholly-owned subsidiaries own an 82.6% interest in the San Juan Mine where the
Company accounts for 100% of gold production. Century subsidiaries have also
recently acquired Rosario de Belen and Huancacancha where it accounts for 100%
of both gold and silver production. Century's growth strategy is to acquire
gold producing assets in South America that will substantially reduce the
Company's consolidated total cash cost of production and where there is
exceptional exploration potential to expand production at these mines.

    "Margaret M. Kent"

    Chairman, President & CEO

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