Sierra Metals Appoints Director Corporate Development

VANCOUVER, April 22, 2015 /CNW/ - Sierra Metals Inc. (TSX:SMT)(BVL:SMT) ("Sierra Metals" or the "Company") today announces that the Company has appointed Mike McAllister as Director of Corporate Development effective April 22, 2015. 

Mr. McAllister is a mining specialized investor relations professional who joined the sector in June, 2010.  He has worked for companies such as Avion Gold Corp., which was sold to Endeavour Mining, as well as with Savary Gold, Alder Resources and Black Iron in their Investor Relations and Corporate Development programs. Previously Mr. McAllister worked at BMO Capital Markets in the Investment Banking, Metals & Mining Group.

The Company also announces that Victoria Vargas has stepped down as Vice President Investor Relations and Corporate Communications.

Mark Brennan, President and CEO, commented: "We are very excited to have a professional of Mike's caliber join our Company. Mike will be integral to the next phase of Sierra's development." He continued, "On behalf of the Board and management, I would like to take this opportunity to thank Victoria Vargas for her outstanding efforts in raising Sierra's profile within the investment community. We wish her all the best in her new endeavours."

About Sierra Metals
Sierra Metals Inc. is a Canadian mining company focused on the 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 metal 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 the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "SMT".

SOURCE Sierra Metals Inc.

For further information: regarding Sierra Metals, please visit www.sierrametals.com or contact: Mark Brennan, President & CEO, Sierra Metals Inc., 1 (866) 493-9646, Email: info@sierrametals.com; Ed Guimaraes, Chief Financial Officer, Sierra Metals Inc., 1 (866) 493-9646, Email: info@sierrametals.com

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