SOURCE: Stillwater Mining Company

Stillwater Mining Company

October 31, 2011 22:59 ET

Stillwater Mine Employee Fatally Injured

BILLINGS, MT--(Marketwire - Oct 31, 2011) - STILLWATER MINING COMPANY (NYSE: SWC) (TSX: SWC.U) (the "Company") reported a fatal accident occurred this afternoon at the Company's Stillwater Mine. An employee was fatally injured while working on the 3800 level of the mine. The accident is being investigated by the Company. The Federal Mine Safety and Health Administration has been notified of the incident. The employee's name has not been released pending notification of the family.

Stillwater Mining Company is the only U.S. producer of palladium and platinum and is the largest primary producer of platinum group metals outside of South Africa and the Russian Federation. The Company's shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol SWC and on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol SWC.U. Information on Stillwater Mining Company can be found at its Web site: www.stillwatermining.com.