Inmet Mining Announces Termination of Discussions for Potential Transaction
with Korea Resources Corporation

TORONTO, Sept. 14 /CNW/ - Inmet Mining Corporation (Inmet) (TSX:IMN) confirmed today that it has been in discussions with Korea Resources Corporation (KORES) and another party concerning a potential transaction under which the other party would have, with financial support from KORES, acquired a minority equity interest in Inmet. An option to invest in Minera Panama, S.A., owner of the Mina de Cobre Panama (formerly Petaquilla) copper project was also the topic of the discussions.

While Inmet and KORES will endeavour to continue their relationship through their recently executed alliance agreement, they, together with the other party, have decided at this time to terminate their discussions concerning the potential transaction.

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About Inmet

Inmet is a Canadian-based global mining company that produces copper, zinc and gold. We have interests in five mining operations in locations around the world: Çayeli, Las Cruces, Pyhasalmi, Troilus and Ok Tedi. We also have a 100 percent interest in the Mina de Cobre Panama development property in Panama.

This press release is also available at www.inmetmining.com.

SOURCE INMET MINING CORPORATION

For further information: For further information: Jochen Tilk, President and Chief Operating Officer, (416) 860-3972

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