Imperial Metals Corporation

Imperial Metals Corporation

May 24, 2005 11:29 ET

Ed Yurkowski Joins Imperial's Board of Directors

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - May 24, 2005) - The Board of Directors of Imperial Metals Corporation (TSX:III) is pleased to welcome Mr. Ed Yurkowski to the Board.

Mr. Yurkowski is President of Procon Mining and Tunnelling Ltd, a Vancouver based full service mining contractor with operations in North America and other continents. He brings to Imperial strong technical and business credentials through 40 years experience in all aspects of mine development and operations.

The Company announces the retirement of long time director Dr. K. Peter Geib. The Board of Directors wishes to acknowledge Dr. Geib's many years of dedication and significant contributions to Imperial's growth and success.

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