Zincore Metals Inc.

Zincore Metals Inc.

October 19, 2009 08:00 ET

Zincore Appoints CEO and President

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire – Oct. 19, 2009) - Zincore Metals Inc. (TSX:ZNC) ("Zincore" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that the Board of Directors has appointed Mr. Jorge Benavides as President and CEO, effective immediately. Mr. Benavides, a geologist with more than thirty years in the mining industry, joined the Company as Interim CEO in June 2009, and was elected to the Board of Directors at the Company's AGM on June 29.

David Black, Chair of the Board, stated that "Jorge has made significant contributions to the renewal of Zincore's management and board since joining us in June of this year. The Board of Directors is confident that his exploration and business experience, enthusiasm and demonstrated commitment are exactly what the Company requires at this stage of its development."

Mr. Benavides is a geologist with over 30 years experience in mining and mineral exploration, and has degrees from both Stanford University (MSc Ore Deposits) and the Colorado School of Mines (BSc Geological Engineering). He has worked extensively within the Americas and was instrumental in guiding the exploration and acquisition programs for Hochschild Mining of Peru, and of Phelps Dodge's South American exploration.

About Zincore

Zincore is a Vancouver-based mineral exploration company focused on zinc and base metal opportunities in the Americas. The Company's common shares trade on the TSX under the symbol ZNC.

Forward-looking Statements

Statements in this release that are forward looking are subject to various risks and uncertainties concerning the specific factors disclosed under the heading "Risk Factors" and elsewhere in the Annual Information Form of Zincore dated March 9, 2009 which is filed with Canadian securities regulatory authorities and available on SEDAR (www.sedar.com). Such information contained herein represents management's best judgment as of the date hereof based on information currently available. Zincore does not assume the obligation to update any forward-looking statements.

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