Big Bear Mining Corp Appoints New Chairman of the Board



TEMPE, Ariz., May 26, 2011 /CNW/ -- Big Bear Mining Corp (OTCBB: BGBR), a U.S. based exploration company focused on the acquisition and exploration of gold and other precious commodity projects, is pleased to announce the appointment of Henry W. Konerko, Ph.D. to the position of Chairman of the Board of Directors.

CEO Steve Rix stated, "I am pleased that Mr. Konerko has accepted this role. His extensive experience in raising capital and providing corporate leadership within the mining industry will be invaluable to us."

"Big Bear has distinguished itself from junior mining companies as evidenced by our diverse project portfolio. The 2011 drill season will serve as a pivotal year for Big Bear as we gain additional clarity on each of our projects and potentially further enhance shareholder value," said Mr. Konerko.


    Henry W. Konerko, Ph.D:


Mr. Konerko brings to the Big Bear Board over 41 years of successful business experience including 10 years as an operational and manufacturing manager with ITT Corporation, and 20 years with Phelps Dodge Corporation (sold to Freeport McMoRan) where he held management roles in domestic and international copper mining, smelting, refining and rod and wire manufacturing operations. Mr. Konerko retired as President of Phelps Dodge Copper Products in 1998. He has extensive knowledge and practice in business development, strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions and financial management.

Currently, Mr. Konerko is the owner and manager of a venture capital company, a residential and commercial real estate investment company and a company involved in the production of medical infusion pumps. He also serves as CEO and board member of Mission of Mercy, a non-profit healthcare organization. Mr. Konerko has undergraduate degrees in accounting and business administration, advanced degrees including an M.S. in management and a Ph.D. in international management and has completed the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School.

Mr. Konerko joins the Board following Big Bear Mining Corp's acquisition of a new property in the Lewiston Mining District in Fremont County, Wyoming and moves into its second season of exploration in Rattlesnake Hills, Wyoming and the Red Lake Mining District. Big Bear Mining Corp is pleased to welcome Henry Konerko as Chairman and looks forward to the direction he will provide to the Board and the overall course of the company.


    About Big Bear Mining Corp:


Big Bear Mining Corp is a U.S. based exploration company, focused on the acquisition and development of gold and other precious commodity projects that are economically viable and geologically compelling. Big Bear is a fully reporting company quoted on the OTCBB under the symbol BGBR.



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Actual results could differ from those projected in any forward-looking statements due to numerous factors. Such factors include, among others, the inherent uncertainties associated with mineral exploration. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this news release, and we assume no obligation to update the forward-looking statements, or to update the reasons why actual results could differ from those projected in the forward-looking statements. Although we believe that the beliefs, plans, expectations and intentions contained in this press release are reasonable, there can be no assurance that such beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions will prove to be accurate. Investors should consult all of the information set forth herein and should also refer to the risk factors disclosure outlined in our most recent annual report for our last fiscal year, our quarterly reports, and other periodic reports filed from time-to-time with the Securities and Exchange Commission.



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