Bell Copper Closes First Tranche of Financing

TSX-V Symbol: BCU

VANCOUVER, May 11 /CNW Telbec/ - Bell Copper Corporation ("Bell Copper" or the "Company") (TSXV: BCU) is pleased to announce that further to its news release dated April 28, 2011, the Company has completed the first tranche of its brokered private placement with D&D Securities Inc. and Delano Capital Corp. and has issued 14.55 million units at a price of $0.20 per unit for gross proceeds of $2,910,000.  Each unit consists of one common share and one common share purchase warrant, with each warrant entitling the holder to purchase an additional common share of the Company for an 18 month period at a price of $0.35 per share.  Insiders of the Company have subscribed for $521,000 of this first tranche of the placement.  All common shares issued in connection with the units are subject to a regulatory hold period restricting them from being traded until September 7, 2011. The Company expects to close on the $1.59 million balance of the private placement by the end of this week.

At the time of the closing of this first tranche of the private placement, and as part of the Company's previously announced debt restructuring with Macquarie Bank Limited ("Macquarie"), Macquarie exchanged C$2,300,328 of debt into 11,501,640 units, having the same terms and conditions as the units issued in the private placement.

The foregoing is subject to final regulatory approval.

About Bell Copper

Bell Copper is a public company with a focus on copper exploration, development and production in North America. The Company has an extensive portfolio of exploration and development projects located in some of North America's premier copper producing regions including Mexico and the Southwestern US.

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On behalf of the Board of Directors of
Bell Copper Corporation

"Michael Werner"

Michael Werner, CEO & Director

"Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release."


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