Inmet Mining Corporation

Inmet Mining Corporation

January 28, 2011 14:16 ET

Inmet Reports Closing of the Ok Tedi Transaction

TORONTO, CANADA--(Marketwire - Jan. 28, 2011) - Inmet Mining Corporation (Inmet) (TSX:IMN) announced today the closing of the previously announced transaction with Ok Tedi Mining Limited (OTML), whereby Inmet disposed of its 18 percent equity interest in OTML, as described in the press release dated December 2, 2010. 

Inmet received gross proceeds of US$335 million which resulted in net proceeds received by Inmet of approximately US$307 million, after withholding taxes paid in Papua New Guinea (PNG). There will be no further Canadian or PNG taxes owing with respect to this transaction and the withholding taxes of US$28 million paid in PNG will be available as a credit to reduce income taxes otherwise payable in Canada.

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About Inmet

Inmet is a Canadian-based global mining company that produces copper and zinc. We have interests in three mining operations in locations around the world: Çayeli, Las Cruces, and Pyhäsalmi. We also have a 100 percent interest in Cobre Panama, a development property in Panama.

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    Flora Wood
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