Media Alert: PricewaterhouseCoopers to release annual BC Mining report
findings at CIM Conference on May 12

TORONTO, May 4 /CNW/ - PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) will be releasing the results of its 2009 BC Mining report to media and the mining industry as part of the CIM Conference and Exhibition at 10:00 a.m. PT on May 12th, 2010 in Vancouver, BC. PwC's 2009 survey summarizes the 2009 year-over-year financial information of operating metal and coal mines, operations in the permitted or active permitting stage, mines in the reclamation stage and advanced exploration stage properties, all in BC. PwC has been conducting this annual survey for the mining industry since 1968.

    
    A summary of the survey findings will be presented by:

     -  Michael Cinnamond, Partner, PwC
     -  Erfan Kazemi, Manager, PwC
    

A panel of BC Government and industry representatives will provide remarks on the implications of the PwC report findings and outlook for the BC mining industry. Panellists will be:

    
        -  Honourable Randy Hawes, Minister of State for Mining, Government
           of British Columbia
        -  Pierre Gratton, President and Chief Executive Officer, Mining
           Association of British Columbia
        -  Gavin Dirom, President & Chief Executive Officer, Association for
           Mineral Exploration British Columbia
        -  Dave Sharples, Chair, Mining Suppliers Association of BC

    WHAT:  The PwC Annual BC Mining Report Release at the CIM Conference and
           Exhibition 2010

    WHEN:  Wednesday, May 12, 2010; 10:00 a.m.

    WHERE: Room 116, Vancouver Trade and Convention Centre, 1055 Canada Place
           (West building), Vancouver, BC

    RSVP:  Accredited media are welcome to attend the release of the 2009 BC
           Mining survey findings, please pre-register. Contact Kiran Chauhan
           at: kiran.chauhan@ca.pwc.com or +1 416-890-8695 or Jim Nelson
           at: jim.nelson@ca.pwc.com, or +1-604-806-7047.
    

About PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

PricewaterhouseCoopers (www.pwc.com) provides industry-focused assurance, tax and advisory services to build public trust and enhance value for its clients and their stakeholders. More than 163,000 people in 151 countries across our network share their thinking, experience and solutions to develop fresh perspectives and practical advice. In Canada, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (www.pwc.com/ca) and its related entities have more than 5,300 partners and staff in offices across the country.

"PricewaterhouseCoopers" refers to PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, an Ontario limited liability partnership, or, as the context requires, the PricewaterhouseCoopers global network or other member firms of the network, each of which is a separate legal entity.

SOURCE PwC

For further information: For further information: Kiran Chauhan, (416) 947-8983, kiran.chauhan@ca.pwc.com; Jim Nelson, (604) 806-7047, jim.nelson@ca.pwc.com

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