On Behalf of the Board of Directors of
CARDERO RESOURCE CORP.
Henk Van Alphen, President
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Cardero Resource Corp. (the "Company"), is pleased announced that regulatory approval has been received (December 28, 2001) for the option agreement with Minera Olympic S. De R.L. De C.V. (press release dated December 14, 2001), to earn a 100% interest in three separate projects in northwest Mexico. The agreement, requires the Company to issue to Minera Olympic 100,000 common shares of Cardero Resource Corp. on approval, a further 100,000 shares 12 months after CDNX acceptance and 200,000 common shares 24 months after the CDNX acceptance date, to earn the 100% interest.