SOURCE: Stillwater Mining Company

Stillwater Mining Company

December 04, 2013 16:40 ET

Stillwater Mining Company Reports Death of Employee

BILLINGS, MT--(Marketwired - Dec 4, 2013) - STILLWATER MINING COMPANY (NYSE: SWC) (TSX: SWC.U) (the "Company") today reported an incident occurred late evening of Tuesday, December 3, 2013, at the Company's Stillwater Mine. Mike J. Rued, 45, a Sandfiller employed at Stillwater since 2007, was found unconscious on the 5600 level of the mine and could not be resuscitated by first responders. The cause of death is not known at this time. Mr. Rued's family has been notified. Representatives from the Federal Mine Safety and Health Administration have been contacted and are on site. Our thoughts are with Mr. Rued's family at this time.

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. With over 1,700 Montana employees, it is one of the largest employers in the state. 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 website: