Dr. Klaus Zeitler, Amerigo’s Chairman and CEO, stated, "We are extremely pleased to announce the receipt of the environmental approval for the Cauquenes expansion, and I congratulate our entire team for their excellent work in reaching this major milestone. This approval now clears the way for the finalization of contracts for financing, long-term power supply, concentrate sales, and engineering, procurement and construction. We continue to expect to break ground before the end of 2014."