Media Advisory - BC Mining industry financial performance explored on May 5

    VANCOUVER, May 1 /CNW/ - PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) will hold a news
conference on Tuesday, May 5, 2009 to release the findings of a comprehensive
survey of the overall performance of the BC mining industry in 2008.
Representatives of the province's mining industry will join PwC to discuss the
survey findings and implications.

    WHAT:     Release of PwC's Mining Industry in British Columbia - 2008

    WHEN:     Tuesday, May 5, 2009, 10:30 a.m.

    WHERE:    Pan Pacific Hotel, Oceanview Room 3 ('R' level), 999 Canada
              Place, Vancouver, BC

    This annual, independent survey of the financial results and economic
impact of BC's mining industry has been the definitive industry report for 41
years. It is prepared in cooperation with the Mining Association of BC (MABC)
and the Association for Mineral Exploration BC (AME BC).
    The news conference will be hosted by Michael Cinnamond, Partner, PwC BC
Mining Practice. The findings of PwC's survey will be presented by Erfan
Kazemi, Manager, PwC Mining Practice.
    Pierre Gratton, President and CEO, MABC, Gavin Dirom, President and CEO
of AME BC, and Dave Sharples, Chair, Mining Suppliers Association of BC, will
provide an industry perspective on the report's findings.

    Media are asked to pre-register by contacting Jim Nelson, PwC, at (604)
806-7047 or The PwC survey results will be available on
May 5 after 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time on the PwC Canada Web site at

    PricewaterhouseCoopers ( provides industry-focused assurance,
tax and advisory services to build public trust and enhance value for its
clients and their stakeholders. More than 155,000 people in 153 countries
across our network share their thinking, experience and solutions to develop
fresh perspectives and practical advice. In Canada, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
( and its related entities have more than 5,200 partners and
staff in offices across the country.
    "PricewaterhouseCoopers" refers to PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, an Ontario
limited liability partnership, or, as the context requires, the
PricewaterhouseCoopers global network or other member firms of the network,
each of which is a separate and independent legal entity.

For further information:

For further information: Jim Nelson, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, (604)

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