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Imperial Achieves Completion at Red Chris and Mount Polley Receives Water Discharge Permit

Imperial Achieves Completion at Red Chris and Mount Polley Receives Water Discharge Permit

December 1, 2015

Vancouver - December 1, 2015 | Imperial Metals Corporation (the “Company”) (III-TSX) is pleased to announce the Company’s Syndicate of Lenders has confirmed the Red Chris mine has achieved the completion test requirements of the Company’s Senior Secured Revolving Credit Facility, which is currently due October 1, 2016.

Brian Kynoch, the Company’s President, stated: “This is another important milestone for the Red Chris mine. I would like to thank all of our employees and contractors who have been involved with construction, commissioning and operation of the Red Chris mine. We should all take great pride in this result given the relatively short period of time involved, and together we look forward to continued success at the mine.”

Mount Polley mine has received a permit amendment to allow for the discharge of treated water. The permit, issued by the British Columbia Ministry of Environment, allows treated water to be discharged into Hazeltine Creek where it will flow down to a settlement pond and then into twin pipelines that will discharge approximately 40-50 metres below the surface of Quesnel Lake.


About Imperial
Imperial is an exploration, mine development and operating company based in Vancouver, British Columbia. The Company, through its subsidiaries, owns the Red Chris and Mount Polley copper|gold mines in British Columbia, and the Sterling gold mine in Nevada. Imperial also holds a 50% interest in the Huckleberry copper mine and the Ruddock Creek lead|zinc property, in British Columbia.

Imperial Contact Information
Brian Kynoch | President | 604.669.8959
Andre Deepwell | Chief Financial Officer | 604.488.2666
Gordon Keevil | Vice President Corporate Development | 604.488.2677
Sabine Goetz | Shareholder Communications | 604.488.2657 |

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