Scorpio Appoints Pierre Lacombe, Eng., to the Board

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VANCOUVER, March 2 /CNW/ - Scorpio Mining Corporation (TSX:SPM) is pleased to announce that Mr. Pierre Lacombe has accepted a position on the Board of Scorpio Mining Corporation. Mr. Lacombe's appointment is effective as of March 1, 2010.

Pierre received a B.Eng. degree, Mining Engineering (Mineral Processing Option) from the Ecole Polytechnique, Quebec, Canada in 1984 and is fluent in English, French and Spanish.

Peter J. Hawley, Chairman, CEO comments, "It is with pleasure the Company welcomes Pierre Lacombe to the Board of Directors. Pierre was involved with the Nuestra Senora plant design and start up from 2006 to 2008. Not only will he compliment our diversified Board with his metallurgical expertise and his past experience in test work, pilot program design and supervision, feasibility studies, design of process improvements, equipment selection, construction, commissioning and start-up assistance, he will ensure that the plant expansion and Platte River San Rafael deposit ore blending and processing will have an orderly start-up."

Pierre has been Principal Process Engineer with AMEC since 2000. Prior to joining AMEC, Pierre was Manager of Metallurgy for Cambior from 1996 to 2000, Plant Superintendent/Senior Metallurgist for Aur Resources' Louvicourt Mine (Cu/Zn) from 1991 to 1996, Assistant Plant Superintendent/Production Metallurgist for BP Minerals' Selbaie Mine (Cu/Zn) from 1986 to 1991 and a junior engineer for Cominco from 1984-1986.

Some of his presentations/publications include CMP presentations on design and operation of the Aur Resources Louvicourt Mine paste-fill plant. He co-authored papers on flotation column trials, application of frothwashing and selective collectorless copper flotation at the BP Minerals Selbaie Mine, Quebec, as well as a paper on the design of a flooded tailings pond at the Aur Resources Louvicourt Mine. In 1995, he was awarded the "Metallurgist of the Year, Young Achiever Award" by the Canadian Mineral Processors.

Pierre's job postings with AMEC have included process lead engineer for the pre-feasibility/feasibility study for the Cerro Casale project, of Barrick and Kinross in Chile, which includes a 160,000 tonne per day (TPD) copper/gold flotation and CIL operations; all the phases of engineering and start-up assistance for the sulphide plant of the Andacollo Mine, a 55,000 TPD copper flotation plant for Teck in Chile; and other worldwide sizable projects too numerous to mention.

Further information on the Company, the Nuestra Senora project and the Platte River Gold acquisition, are available on the Scorpio Mining web site at: www.scorpiomining.com.

    
    ON BEHALF OF SCORPIO MINING CORPORATION

    Peter J. Hawley
    Chairman & CEO
    

This news release includes certain statements that may be deemed "forward-looking statements". All statements in this news release, other than statements of historical facts, that address future exploration drilling, exploration activities and events or developments that the Company expects, are forward looking statements. Although the Company believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those in forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in forward-looking statements include metal prices, exploration success, continued availability of capital and financing, and general economic, market or business conditions.

SOURCE Scorpio Mining Corporation

For further information: For further information: Rich Kaiser, YES International: 1-800-631-8127; 001-757-306-6090 (outside North America), Email: yes@yesinternational.com

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