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Press release from Marketwire

Inmet Mining Announces Election of Gerald W. Grandey to Its Board of Directors

Friday, April 27, 2012

Inmet Mining Announces Election of Gerald W. Grandey to Its Board of Directors15:58 EDT Friday, April 27, 2012TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 27, 2012) - Inmet Mining Corporation ("Inmet") (TSX:IMN) is pleased to announce that Gerald W. Grandey was elected to Inmet's Board of Directors at its annual general meeting of shareholders today.Mr. Grandey is the former Chief Executive Officer of Saskatoon-based Cameco Corporation. Mr. Grandey has a degree in geophysical engineering from the Colorado School of Mines and a law degree from Northwestern University.Mr. Grandey is a director of Canadian Oil Sands Limited, Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan, and Sandspring Resources Limited. He also serves on the Dean's Advisory Council of the University of Saskatchewan's Edwards School of Business and the Board of Governors of the Colorado School of Mines Foundation.David R. Beatty, Chairman of Inmet, commented, "Jerry will be a very valuable addition to our Board bringing with him a wealth of global management experience in the natural resources sector. We are delighted to welcome him as a director."About InmetInmet is a Canadian-based global mining company that produces copper and zinc. We have three wholly-owned mining operations: Çayeli (Turkey), Las Cruces (Spain) and Pyhäsalmi (Finland). Following KPMC's acquisition of a 20 percent interest in Minera Panama SA, we have an 80 percent interest in Cobre Panama, a development property in Panama.This press release is also available at www.inmetmining.com.FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Flora WoodInmet Mining CorporationDirector, Investor Relations+1 416 361 4808www.inmetmining.com