Copper Mountain receives Mine Safety Award for Second Consecutive Year

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VANCOUVER, April 19, 2016 /CNW/ - Copper Mountain Mining Corporation (TSX: CUM) (the "Company" or "Copper Mountain") announces that, for the second consecutive year, the Provincial Government of British Columbia has awarded the Edward Prior Award for mine safety to the Copper Mountain Mine. 

Established 50 years ago by the B.C. Minister of Mines and Petroleum Resources to recognize the safety record of mines in the province, the Edward Prior Award is presented annually to the mid-sized mining operation having worked between 200,000 and 1,000,000 hours during the year, with the lowest injury frequency rate (Loss Time Incident). Representatives from the Copper Mountain Mine attended the B.C. Mines Safety Awards Banquet in Victoria and accepted the award on behalf of all team members at the Copper Mountain Mine. 

Mr. Jim O'Rourke, President and Chief Executive Officer of Copper Mountain said, "We are extremely proud of our mine employees for their dedication to safety. The mine has continued to work loss time incident free and, as of the end of the first quarter of 2016, has achieved 966 days - the equivalent of over 2 million hours, worked loss time incident free.  Once again, this award acknowledges the dedication and strength of our operating team and reinforces our ongoing commitment to safety while continuing to achieve new operational efficiencies and production records."

About Copper Mountain Mining Corporation:
Copper Mountain's flagship asset is the 75% owned Copper Mountain mine located in southern British Columbia near the town of Princeton. The Company has a strategic alliance with Mitsubishi Materials Corporation who owns the remaining 25%. The Copper Mountain mine commenced production in the latter half of 2011, and has continued to improve its operations since start-up. The 18,000 acre site has a large resource of copper that remains open laterally and at depth. The mine has significant exploration potential that will need to be explored over the next few years to fully appreciate the property's full development potential.  Additional information is available on the Company's web page at

On behalf of the Board of


"Jim O'Rourke"

Jim O'Rourke, P.Eng.
Chief Executive Officer

Note:  This release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties.  These statements may differ materially from actual future events or results.  Readers are referred to the documents, filed by the Company on SEDAR at, specifically the most recent reports which identify important risk factors that could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements.  The Company undertakes no obligation to review or confirm analysts' expectations or estimates or to release publicly any revisions to any forward-looking statement.

SOURCE Copper Mountain Mining Corporation

For further information: Betty LeBlanc, BA, MBA, Investor Relations, 604-682-2992 ext. 238, Email:; Rod Shier, Chief Financial Officer, 604-682-2992 ext.222, Email:; Website:


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