Imperial Metals Corporation

Imperial Metals Corporation

February 19, 2008 14:02 ET

Imperial Metals Corporation: Employees at Mount Polley Mine Ratify Extension to Collective Agreement

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Feb. 19, 2008) - Imperial Metals Corporation (TSX:III) reports that the collective bargaining agreement at its Mount Polley Mine has been extended until December 31, 2012. The extension was ratified on February 15, 2008 by unionized employees represented by the United Steelworkers Union - Local 1-425. The labour agreement was originally scheduled to expire on December 31, 2009. The extension includes wage adjustments that will improve Mount Polley's ability to recruit and retain workers in a highly competitive labour market.

Imperial is a mine development and operating company based in Vancouver, British Columbia. The Company's key properties are the Mount Polley open pit copper/gold producing mine in central British Columbia, the Huckleberry open pit copper/molybdenum producing mine in northern British Columbia, the development stage Red Chris property in northwest British Columbia, and the Sterling gold mine in southwest Nevada.

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