Imperial Metals Corporation (TSX:III) reports mill operations at Huckleberry
mine resumed on April 5. The Huckleberry mill is currently achieving budgeted
throughput levels of 700 to 800 tonnes per hour.


The Huckleberry mill went down on February 26, 2014 when a tooth failed on the
semi-autogenous grinding (SAG) mill bull gear, damaging this gear and one of the
pinion gears on the dual drive mill. To enable the SAG mill to be restarted, the
damaged teeth on the bull gear were reprofiled to reduce the load on these
damaged teeth, the north pinion gear was replaced with a spare, and the rotation
of the mill motors was reversed. A replacement bull gear and two pinion gears
for the SAG mill have been ordered and are expected to be on site by September. 


About Imperial

Imperial is an exploration, mine development and operating company based in
Vancouver, British Columbia. The Company operates the Mount Polley copper/gold
mine in British Columbia and the Sterling gold mine in Nevada. Imperial has 50%
interest in the Huckleberry copper mine and has 50% interest in the Ruddock
Creek lead/zinc property, both in British Columbia. The Company is in
development of its wholly owned Red Chris copper/gold property in British
Columbia. 


Cautionary Note Regarding "Forward-Looking Information"

This press release contains "forward-looking information" or "forward-looking
statements" within the meaning of Canadian and United States Securities Laws,
which we will refer to as "forward-looking information". Except for statements
of historical fact relating to the Company, certain information contained herein
constitutes forward-looking information.


In this press release where we discuss duration of suspension of operations,
maintenance, availability of the necessary replacement parts, or other matters
that have not yet occurred, we are making statements considered to be
forward-looking information or forward-looking statements under Canadian and
United States Securities Laws. We refer to them in this press release as
forward-looking information. 


The forward-looking information in this press release may include words and
phrases about the future, such as: plan, expect, forecast, intend, anticipate,
estimate, budget, scheduled, targeted, believe, may, could, would, might or
will. We can give no assurance the forward-looking information will prove to be
accurate. It is based on a number of assumptions management believes to be
reasonable. It is also subject to risks associated with our business, including
but not limited to risks inherent in the mining and metals business, and risks
associated with the disclosures made in this press release, and those set out in
the Company's Management's Discussion & Analysis in the Company's most recent
Annual Report. 


FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: 
Imperial Metals Corporation
Brian Kynoch
President
604.669.8959


Imperial Metals Corporation
Andre Deepwell
Chief Financial Officer
604.488.2666


Imperial Metals Corporation
Gordon Keevil
Vice President Corporate Development
604.488.2677


Imperial Metals Corporation
Sabine Goetz
Shareholder Communications
604.488.2657
investor@imperialmetals.com
www.imperialmetals.com