Avrupa Extends Warrant Expiry Date

December 14, 2011


Avrupa Minerals Ltd. (AVU:TSXV) has received approval from the TSX Venture Exchange to extend the term of certain warrants which would otherwise expire on January 8, 2012.

5,714,284 warrants granted on July 8, 2010 with the original expiry date of January 8, 2012, are now extended to expire on January 8, 2013, with each warrant entitling the holder to purchase one common share of the Company at $0.50 per share.

Paul Kuhn, President and CEO, commented that “our shareholders have been adversely affected by the poor financial market conditions and, by extending the term of these warrants, Avrupa has the opportunity to receive further funding, while giving our loyal shareholders a better opportunity to exercise the warrants.”

Avrupa Minerals Ltd. is a growth-oriented junior exploration and development company focused on aggressive exploration, using a prospect generator model, for valuable mineral deposits in politically stable and prospective regions of Europe, including Portugal and Kosovo.

Avrupa has an exciting portfolio of exploration projects consisting of:

• Copper and Zinc in Portugal at Marateca and in the Alvalade JV project area located in the Iberian Pyrite Belt, where Europe’s richest active copper mine is located;

• Tungsten and Gold in Portugal at the Covas JV project area;

• Precious metal and REE possibilities in the new Aljezur property area;

• Silver, Lead and Zinc in Kosovo at the Glavej, Kamenica, Selac, and Bajgora properties in the Trepça Mineral Belt of the Vardar Zone, historically, Europe’s most productive district for lead and zinc;

For additional information, contact Avrupa Minerals Ltd. at 1-604-687-3520 or visit our website at www.avrupaminerals.com.

On behalf of the Board,

“Paul W. Kuhn”  

Paul W. Kuhn, President & Director

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