Inmet Mining announces appointment of Douglas Whitehead to its Board of Directors



    TORONTO, Oct. 1 /CNW/ - Inmet Mining Corporation (IMN-TSX) is pleased to
announce that Douglas Whitehead, President and Chief Executive Officer of
Finning International Inc., has accepted an invitation to join its Board of
Directors. Mr. Whitehead's appointment is effective today.
    Prior to joining Finning International Inc., Mr. Whitehead was President
and Chief Executive Officer of Fletcher Challenge Canada from 1992 to 1998. 
Prior to that, he held various management and executive positions of
increasing responsibility in general management, marketing and merchandising,
planning and development and human resources with Fletcher Challenge Canada
and its predecessors.
    Mr. Whitehead holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Civil Engineering
from the University of British Columbia and a M.B.A. from the University of
Western Ontario. Mr. Whitehead is a member of the Canadian Council of Chief
Executives and a member of the B.C. Progress Board.
    Richard Ross, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, of Inmet commented,
"We are extremely pleased to welcome Doug to Inmet's Board of Directors. He
brings diverse knowledge and business experience that will complement our
Board."

    About Inmet - Inmet is a Canadian-based global mining company that
produces copper, zinc and gold. We have interests in four mining operations in
locations around the world: Cayeli, Pyhasalmi, Troilus and Ok Tedi. We also
have interests in two development properties, Las Cruces and Cerattepe, and
one pre-development property, Petaquilla.
    This press release is also available at www.inmetmining.com.





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