Sierra Metals reports temporary contractor disruption at Yauricocha Mine for two days ending Sunday

VANCOUVER, March 10, 2014 /CNW/ - Sierra Metals Inc. (TSX:SMT)(BVL:SMT) ("Sierra Metals" or the "Company") informs that, on Friday March 7th, its Yauricocha Mine in Peru gradually shut down its mining and processing operations due to certain difficulties involving a group of workers employed by some of Sierra's mining contractors that provide services to the Company. On Sunday March 9th, the parties reached an agreement regarding the workers' requests and the Yauricocha Mine resumed operations. The mine is currently operating normally.

About Sierra Metals

Sierra Metals Inc. is a Canadian mining company focused on precious and base metals from its Yauricocha Mine in Peru, its Bolivar Mine and Cusi Mine in Mexico. In addition, Sierra Metals is exploring several precious and base metal targets in Peru and Mexico. Projects in Peru include Adrico (gold), Victoria (copper-silver) and Ipillo (polymetallic) at the Yauricocha Property in the province of Yauyos and the San Miguelito gold properties in Northern Peru. Projects in Mexico include Bacerac (silver) in the state of Sonora, La Verde (gold) at the Batopilas Property in the state of Chihuahua, and Las Coloradas (silver) at the Melchor Ocampo Property in the state of Zacatecas.

The Company's shares trade on the Bolsa de Valores de Lima and the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "SMT".

Forward-Looking Statements

Except for statements of historical fact contained herein, the information in this press release may constitute "forward-looking information" within the meaning of Canadian securities law. Other than statements of historical fact, all statements are "forward-looking statements", which involve various known and unknown risk and uncertainties and other factors, including market conditions that may affect the Company's ability to execute its current business plan.  Actual results might differ materially from results suggested in any forward-looking statements. The Company assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements, or to update the reasons why actual results could differ from those reflected in the forward-looking statements unless and until required by securities laws applicable to the Company. Additional information identifying risks and uncertainties is contained in filings by the Company with the Canadian securities regulators, which filings are available at www.sedar.com.

SOURCE Sierra Metals Inc.

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For further information regarding Sierra Metals, please visit www.sierrametals.com or contact:

Daniel Tellechea
President & CEO
Sierra Metals Inc.
1 (866) 493-9646

Thomas Robyn
Senior Exploration Vice President
Sierra Metals Inc.
1 (866) 493-9646