Scorpio Announces Change of Officer


    VANCOUVER, April 30 /CNW/ - Scorpio Mining Corporation (TSX:SPM) (the
"Company") announces today that Mr. Jean Yves Laliberte has tendered his
resignation as the Company's Chief Financial Officer for personal reasons. He
remains a consultant to the Company on an as needed basis.
    Following his appointment as CFO in April 2006, Mr. Laliberte designed
and implemented a number of new accounting and control procedures in both
Canada and Mexico. He guided the Company through a period of tremendous growth
that included graduation to the Toronto Stock Exchange. Management and the
Board of Directors would like to thank Jean-Yves for the diligence and
dedication he has shown the Company.
    The Company's controller, Gilbert Comtois, BAA, CA, will be elevated from
his current position to Interim Acting Chief Financial Officer. Prior to
joining the Company in July 2006, Mr. Comtois was the Principal Director of
KPMG/Samson Belair Deloitte & Touche in Rouyn-Noranda, where he performed all
financial requirements for various mining clients including Richmont Mines and
McWatters Mines.
    Further information on the Company is available on the Scorpio Mining web
site at:


    Peter J. Hawley
    Chairman & CEO

    This news release includes certain statements that may be deemed
"forward-looking statements". All statements in this news release, other than
statements of historical facts, that address future exploration drilling,
exploration activities and events or developments that the Company expects,
are forward looking statements. Although the Company believes the expectations
expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable
assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance and
actual results or developments may differ materially from those in
forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ
materially from those in forward-looking statements include metal prices,
exploration success, continued availability of capital and financing, and
general economic, market or business conditions.

For further information:

For further information: Glenn Little, Jackson Little Holdings Ltd,
(604) 930-4375, 1-888-930-4375, Email:; Rich Kaiser,
YES International, 1-800-631-8127, 001-757-306-6090 (outside North America),

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