Inmet Mining Announces the Appointment of David Beatty as Chairman of the
Board and of Jochen Tilk as Director

TORONTO, Jan. 4 /CNW/ - Inmet Mining Corporation today announced the appointment of Mr. David Beatty as Chairman of its Board of Directors effective January 1, 2010, succeeding Mr. Richard Ross who retired from this office and as a director on December 31, 2009.

Mr. Beatty is Professor of Strategic Management and Director of the Clarkson Centre for Business Ethics and Board Effectiveness at the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management. He is also former Managing Director of the Canadian Coalition for Good Governance. Mr. Beatty has been a director of the Corporation since 2003 and has served as Lead Director for the past five years. He is currently Chair of the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee and is a member of the Compensation Committee.

Mr. Tilk, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation, has been appointed to the Corporation's Board of Directors effective January 1, 2010 to fill the vacancy created by Mr. Ross's retirement.

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 Cobre Panama, a development property in Panama.

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

SOURCE INMET MINING CORPORATION

For further information: For further information: Steve Astritis, Vice-President, General Counsel and Secretary, (416) 860-3977

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