Sulliden continues legal maneuvering tactics over Shahuindo

    - Century Mining reasserts legal position and plans to build mine at
    Shahuindo -

    BLAINE, WA, June 25 /CNW/ - Century Mining Corporation (CMM: TSX-V) today
reported that Sulliden Exploration Inc. has taken steps attempting to extend
to Canada the litigation over the Shahuindo property currently in the courts
in Peru. In Century's opinion, this is a tactic designed to distract
stakeholders from the key issues in the litigation.
    Further confounding resolution of the disputes, in Century's opinion, are
the repeated measures that Sulliden has taken which have also delayed the
hearings on the key issues, such as objecting to the composition of the
various panels of judges seized with proceedings in Peru. Sulliden's recent
objection to the participation of Espinoza Cardova in the panel of the Primera
Sala Civil Comercial of Lima that was to convene on June 15th to adjudicate on
the matter of an annulment of the arbitral award has resulted in an indefinite
postponement of that proceeding. This was the second time that this proceeding
was delayed due to a procedural objection by Sulliden; and Espinoza Cardova
was also the fifth judge that Sulliden has recused from the Commercial Court
proceedings since the beginning of this year.
    Creating more distraction, on June 5, 2007 Century Mining received notice
that Sulliden Shahuindo S.A.C. implicated Alex Vidaurre, President of Century
Mining Peru in the criminal proceedings it had initiated alleging, fraud,
among other things, in respect of the transfer and sale of the Algamarca
shares. Century has since learned that the same charges were filed in Peru
against Margaret Kent, President and CEO of Century Mining Corporation.
    In respect of Sulliden's attempts to extend litigation to Canada,
Sulliden filed a claim in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice on June 20,
2007 against Century Mining Corporation, Century Mining Finance Corporation,
Compania Minera Algamarca S.A., Compania de Exploraciones Algamarca S.A., Alta
Tecnologia e Inversion Minera Metalurgico S.A., Wega Mining A.S.A., Margaret
Kent, Orlando Sanchez Paredes and Orlando Sanchez Miranda alleging damages in
the amount of US$200 million for breach of contract, libel and conspiracy,
together with punitive damages in the amount of US$10 million and an
    In the alternative, in the event that it is determined that Sulliden is
not the owner of the Shahuindo property, the plaintiffs claim US$200 million
in restitution based on their alleged enhancement of the value of the
Shahuindo project since July 2002.
    The claim relates to the validity and enforceability of an agreement in
Peru between Peruvian parties to purchase the Shahuindo property in Peru and
work performed in Peru, all of which is and has been the subject matter of
Peruvian legal proceedings involving various other parties. These proceedings
attempt to extend the original dispute to other persons in other jurisdictions
and to Ontario. Century Mining Corporation, Century Mining Finance and
Margaret Kent intend to oppose this attempted extension to Ontario and to them
and to defend vigorously any and all claims against them as and where
    Margaret Kent, President and CEO commented, "We believe that this is yet
another in a series of attempts by Sulliden to add to the complexity and
expense of the existing litigation. The additional claims made by Sulliden
will exacerbate the backlog of pending cases in Peru, rather than result in a
mine being built at Shahuindo. We maintain our position that Sulliden's case
is without merit, and Century will continue to pursue a just and expeditious
resolution of the dispute. Century seeks to make development possible at
Shahuindo and we believe that it would be more productive and in the greater
interest of all the stakeholders in Shahuindo to focus on structuring a deal
or finalizing the adjudication process rather than delaying or increasing the

    On behalf of the Board of Directors,

    "Margaret M. Kent"

    Chairman, President and C.E.O.

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    responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of the contents of this press

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