Sierra Metals appoints Dionisio Romero Paoletti to the Board of Directors

TORONTO, Nov. 16, 2015 /CNW/ - Sierra Metals Inc. (TSX: SMT) (BVL: SMT) ("Sierra Metals" or "the Company") is very pleased to welcome and announce the appointment of Mr. Dionisio Romero Paoletti to the Board of Directors of Sierra Metals effective today.

Mr. Romero is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Credicorp and Banco de Credito – BCP, Peru's largest bank, and has been the Chief Executive Officer of Credicorp (NYSE: BAP) since 2009. Mr. Romero has served as a board member of BCP since 2003 and was appointed Vice Chairman in 2008 and Chairman in 2009. Mr. Romero is also the Chairman of Banco de Crédito de Bolivia, El Pacifico Peruano Suiza Cia. de Seguros y Reaseguros S.A., El Pacifico Vida Cia. de Seguros y Reaseguros S.A., Alicorp S.A.A., Ransa Comercial S.A., Industrias del Espino S.A., Palmas del Espino S.A., Agricola del Chira S.A., among others. Furthermore, Mr. Romero is the Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Inversiones Centenario and Director of Banco de Credito e Inversiones – BCI, Cementos Pacasmayo S.A.A. Mr. Romero is a graduate of Brown University with a degree in Economics and earned an MBA from Stanford University.

"We are delighted to have Mr. Romero join our Board of Directors" said J. Alberto Arias, Chairman of Sierra Metals. "Mr. Romero's leadership, stature and experience in the Latin American business community will prove invaluable as we continue to execute on our growth strategy and work towards the next level of success".  He continued "On behalf of the entire Sierra Metals team, I would like to welcome Mr. Romero to our Board."

About Sierra Metals

Sierra Metals Inc. is a Canadian mining company focused on production of precious and base metals from its Yauricocha Mine in Peru, and its Bolivar Mine and Cusi Mine in Mexico. In addition, Sierra Metals is exploring several precious and base metals targets in Peru and Mexico. Projects in Peru include Adrico (gold), Victoria (copper-silver) and Ipillo (polymetallic) at the Yauricocha Property in the province of Yauyos and the San Miguelito gold properties in Northern Peru. Projects in Mexico include Bacerac (silver) in the state of Sonora and La Verde (gold) at the Batopilas Property in the state of Chihuahua.

The Company's shares trade on the Lima Stock Exchange (Bolsa de Valores de Lima) and on the TSX under the symbol "SMT".

Forward-Looking Statements

Except for statements of historical fact contained herein, the information in this press release may constitute "forward-looking information" within the meaning of Canadian securities law. Statements containing forward-looking information express, as at the date of this news release, the Company's plans, estimates, forecasts, projections, expectations or beliefs as to future events or results.  These statements reflect the Company's current views with respect to future events and are necessarily based upon a number of assumptions and estimates that, while considered reasonable by the Company, are inherently subject to significant business, economic, competitive, political and social uncertainties and contingencies. Actual results might differ materially from results suggested in any forward-looking statements. The Company assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements, or to update the reasons why actual results could differ from those reflected in the forward-looking statements unless required by securities laws applicable to the Company. Additional information identifying risks and uncertainties is contained in filings by the Company with the Canadian securities regulators, which filings are available at www.sedar.com.

SOURCE Sierra Metals Inc.

For further information: regarding Sierra Metals, please visit www.sierrametals.com or contact: Mike McAllister, Director, Corporate Development, Sierra Metals Inc., (416) 366-7777, Email: info@sierrametals.com; Mark Brennan, President & CEO, Sierra Metals Inc., (416) 366-7777

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