Zincore Metals Inc.

Zincore Metals Inc.

June 05, 2012 16:55 ET

Zincore Appoints First Quantum Manager Mike Parker to Board of Directors

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - June 5, 2012) - Zincore Metals Inc. (TSX:ZNC)(LMA:ZNC) ("Zincore" or the "Company") is pleased to report that in conjunction with a recently announced strategic partnership with First Quantum Minerals, Mr. Mike Parker has joined the Zincore Board of Directors.

Mr. Parker has over 25 years' experience in the mining and exploration industry. He is currently managing First Quantum's activities in South America, including the development of the Haquira Project in Peru. Mr. Parker has worked for First Quantum Minerals for 15 years, primarily in Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo where he was involved in the discovery of the Frontier copper deposit. Whilst working for First Quantum Minerals, Mr. Parker held the posts of Exploration Manager for DRC and subsequently Country Manager for DRC. Prior to working for First Quantum Minerals, Mr. Parker worked for Digital Mining Services and for Foskor in South Africa. Mr. Parker holds a BSc in Mining Geology from the University of Leicester.

Zincore CEO and President, Jorge Benavides, commented, "We are delighted to have a mining professional of Mike's calibre and expertise join our Board. He brings significant exploration experience earned during a successful career that has included involvement in world class copper discoveries. He also brings particular knowledge gained from his work at First Quantum's Haquira deposit, which is located 40 kilometres west of the Dolores Copper Porphyry project we are exploring with First Quantum."

Concurrently with Mr. Parker's appointment, the Company also reports that Mr. Dan Innes has tendered his resignation as a Director of Zincore for personal reasons.

Mr. Benavides concluded, "Although we are happy for Dan as he will have more time to devote to new projects he has taken on, he is a founding principal of the predecessor company of Zincore and has been a long-time supporter and resource for this Company. His input will be missed. All of us at Zincore wish Dan good luck and look forward to hearing about his next success."

About Zincore

Zincore is a Vancouver-based mineral exploration company focused mainly on zinc and related base metal opportunities in the Americas, namely Peru, Mexico and Canada. The Company's common shares trade on both the Toronto and Lima Stock Exchanges under the symbol ZNC. For more information, please see our website at www.zincoremetals.com.

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 19, 2012 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.

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