VANCOUVER, June 30, 2011 /CNW/ - Bear Creek Mining (TSX Venture: BCM /
BVL: BCM) ("Bear Creek" or the "Company") is deeply saddened to learn
of the accidental death of Karen Swarthout, the wife of Chief
Executive Officer Andrew Swarthout, in Tucson, Arizona. The Company
would like to express its sincere sympathy on behalf of the entire team
at Bear Creek Mining.
Catherine McLeod-Seltzer Bear Creek Mining Chairman stated, "We are
sending Andy our heartfelt condolences during this difficult time.
Karen was a remarkable woman in many ways. Knowing her personally as I
did for many years, I am well aware of the difference she made in the
lives of many people, both here in the Company, and in Andy's private
life. She will be missed by all of us."
Ms. McLeod-Seltzer continued "We are confident in the strength and depth
of both our senior management team and staff and all are stepping in
during this difficult time to ensure normal continuity of the business.
In addition, our very experienced Board of Directors have all made
themselves available to assist Bear Creek management and staff as well
as to offer Andy all the emotional support we can. Bear Creek is a
strong company with world class projects as well as extraordinary
people of great depth. Our hearts go out to Andy and their families."
Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider
(as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange)
accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
SOURCE Bear Creek Mining Corporation
For further information:
Catherine McLeod-Seltzer - Chairman, or Patrick De Witt - Investor Relations
Phone: 604-685-6269 Direct: 604-628-1111