Imperial Metals Corporation

Imperial Metals Corporation

November 03, 2005 10:45 ET

Imperial Appoints Vice President Operations

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 3, 2005) - Imperial Metals Corporation (TSX:III) President Brian Kynoch is pleased to announce the appointment of Don Parsons as Vice President, Operations.

Mr. Parsons, who was a key member of the Mount Polley Mine development and operating team in the period 1996 through 2001, returns to Imperial after four years as President and General Manager of the Fort McMurray operations of Tercon Enterprises. While at Fort McMurray, Mr. Parsons was recognized for excellence in productivity and safety performance through the Suncor Presidential Awards program.

Mr. Parsons has also held senior mine operating positions with Homestake Mining Company and Westar Mining. He brings 27 years of experience to the Imperial team.

As Vice President, Operations, Mr. Parsons will be based in Vancouver and will oversee operations at Imperial's wholly owned Mount Polley open pit copper gold mine, as well as the Company's other mine operation and development activities.

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