Vancouver, B.C., August 20, 2013 – Catalyst Copper Corp. (“Catalyst” or “the Company”) is undertaking a non-brokered private placement of convertible notes (the “Notes”) to raise gross proceeds of Cdn $150,000.  
The Notes have a term of five years, and bear interest at a rate of 10% per annum, payable quarterly in arrears.  The Notes are convertible at any time at the holder’s option into an aggregate of 3,000,000 units (“Units”), each Unit comprised of (a) one  common share if conversion takes place in the first year following closing, and 0.5 of a  common shares if conversion takes place thereafter, and (b) one  share purchase warrant (a “Warrant”) each exercisable for one common share at a price of $0.05 for 12 months at a price of $0.10 for 12 months thereafter.  If the Notes were fully converted into Units during the first year following their issuance, and assuming the Warrants comprising the Units were fully exercised during such period, a total of 6,000,000 common shares would be issued. 
 The Notes are being issued to John Greenslade, Catalyst’s CEO, and to a company controlled by Mr. Greenslade.  The Company intends to use the net proceeds of the placement for general working capital.  
 The Offering is subject to receipt of the acceptance of the TSX Venture Exchange.
About La Verde
La Verde is located in an area with excellent infrastructure: Power, rail and water. Lazaro Cardenas, Mexico’s third largest port on the Pacific Ocean is 180 km from the site. Significant upside potential remains for the two known zones of porphyry style copper, gold and silver mineralization as drill programs have shown both deposits remain open to depth and along strike.
La Verde property is subject to an option agreement with a Mexican subsidiary of Teck Resources Limited (Teck) whereby Catalyst’s 100% Mexican subsidiary, Minera Hill 29, has earned a 60% interest in La Verde by making US$10,000,000 in exploration expenditures (including 30,000 meters of drilling and 200 kilometers of IP) by December 31, 2012. Teck’s subsidiary has the option, by providing notice to Catalyst by March 3, 2013, to increase its interest to 60% by incurring aggregate expenditures equal to two times the amount spent by Catalyst. Should Teck fail to exercise its option to earn a 60% interest, Catalyst can acquire a 100% interest in La Verde by paying to Teck US$20 million. The property is subject to an underlying 0.5% NSR Royalty.


John W. Greenslade”

For further information please contact Corporate Communications Officer: Denby Greenslade (604) 638-5900.
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