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Inmet Mining Announces Launch of US $500 Million Senior Notes Offering

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Inmet Mining Announces Launch of US $500 Million Senior Notes Offering14:51 EST Wednesday, December 12, 2012TORONTO, CANADA--(Marketwire - Dec. 12, 2012) - Inmet Mining Corporation (TSX:IMN) ("Inmet") today announces that it intends to offer US $500,000,000 of senior unsecured notes maturing June 2021 (the "Notes"). The interest rate will be determined based on prevailing market conditions, and other terms and covenants are expected to be substantially similar to Inmet's existing high yield notes. Inmet intends to use the net proceeds of the Notes to fund the development and potential early expansion of its Cobre Panama project and for general corporate purposes.The Notes will be offered and sold in the United States only to qualified institutional buyers in accordance with Rule 144A under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), and outside the United States in reliance on Regulation S under the Securities Act. The offer and sale of the Notes in Canada will be conducted on a private placement basis pursuant to certain exemptions from applicable Canadian securities laws.The offer and sale of the Notes will not be registered under the Securities Act and the Notes may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act and applicable state securities laws. This news release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy the Notes, nor shall there be any offer or sale of the Notes in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.Forward looking information Securities regulators encourage companies to disclose forward-looking information to help investors understand a company's future prospects. This press release contains forward-looking information. These are "forward-looking" because we have used what we know and expect today to make a statement about the future. Forward-looking statements usually include words such as may, expect, anticipate, and believe or other similar words. However, actual events and results could be substantially different because of the risks and uncertainties associated with our respective business or events that happen after the date of this press release. You should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.About Inmet Inmet 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). We also have an 80 percent interest in Cobre Panama, currently in construction. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Contact Information: Inmet Mining CorporationFlora WoodDirector, Investor Relations+1 416 361 4808www.inmetmining.com