Bell Copper Corporation - Shares Issued to Macquarie, Expiration and Exercise
of Share Purchase Warrants

TSX-V Symbol: BCU

VANCOUVER, June 17 /CNW Telbec/ - Bell Copper Corporation ("Bell Copper" or the "Company") (TSX-V Symbol: BCU) announces that the Company will issue to Macquarie Bank for the period ended May 31, 2010 common shares of the Company based on the volume weighted average price ("VWAP") for the last 5 trading days of the month as follows:

    - Interest due for May 2010 and payable in shares is $50,616.11
    - number of shares issued is 202,870 shares at a VWAP of $0.2495 per

The issuance of these common shares is subject to TSX Venture Exchange acceptance.

The Company further announces the exercise and expiration of warrants exercisable into Bell Copper common shares:

    - 1,743,000 warrants were exercised at an exercise price of $0.20 per
      common share
    - 3,948,878 warrants, in the aggregate, expired on June 5 and June 11,

The Company's current share structure is as follows:

Shares Outstanding: 123,703,781

Options Outstanding: 11,145,000

Warrants Outstanding: 27,901,300

Fully Diluted: 162,750,081

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, the Southwestern US and Northwestern British Columbia.


    "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."

SOURCE Bell Copper Corporation

For further information: For further information: Bell Copper Corporation: Sarah Stephanson, Executive Assistant, Tel.: (604) 669-1484,;; Renmark Financial Communications Inc.: Christine Stewart,; Jason Roy,; Tel.: (514) 939-3989, (416) 644-2020;

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