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Imperial Amends Credit Facility Terms

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwired) -- 12/27/13 -- Imperial Metals Corporation (TSX: III) reports that it has amended certain terms of the Company's credit facilities to provide additional time for arranging the senior financing for the Red Chris project.

The Company has agreed with its banker to remove the maturity date on its $150 million demand loan facility. Previously the maturity date on the $150 million credit facility was December 31, 2013 (ref: PR Sept 11/13).

In addition, the final drawdown date of the Company's $200 million unsecured line of credit facility ("LOC") with Edco Capital Corporation, a company controlled by Mr. Edwards, a significant shareholder of the Company, has been extended from December 31, 2013 to January 31, 2014 (ref: PR Nov 7/13).

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/molybdenum 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.

When we discuss mine plans; costs and timing of current and proposed exploration; development; production and marketing; capital expenditures; construction of transmission lines; cash flow; working capital requirements and the requirement for additional capital; operations; revenue; margins and earnings; future prices of copper and gold; future foreign currency exchange rates; future accounting changes; future prices for marketable securities; future resolution of contingent liabilities; receipt of permits; 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, 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, including but not limited to: the continued operation of the Company's mining operations, no material adverse change in the market price of commodities or exchange rates, that the mining operations will operate and the mining projects will be completed in accordance with their estimates and achieve stated production outcomes and such other assumptions and factors as set out herein.

It is also subject to risks associated with our business, including but not limited to: risks inherent in the mining and metals business; commodity price fluctuations and hedging; competition for mining properties; sale of products and future market access; mineral reserves and recovery estimates; currency fluctuations; interest rate risks; financing risks; regulatory and permitting risks; environmental risks; joint venture risks; foreign activity risks; legal proceedings; and other risks that are set out in the Company's Management's Discussion & Analysis in the 2012 Annual Report.

If our assumptions prove to be incorrect or risks materialize, our actual results and events may vary materially from what we currently expect as provided in this press release. We recommend you review the Company's Management's Discussion & Analysis in the 2012 Annual Report, which includes discussion of material risks that could cause actual results to differ materially from our current expectations. Forward-looking information is designed to help you understand management's current views of our near and longer term prospects, and it may not be appropriate for other purposes. We will not necessarily update this information unless we are required to by securities laws.

Contacts:
Imperial Metals Corporation
Brian Kynoch
President
604.669.8959

Imperial Metals Corporation
Andre Deepwell
Chief Financial Officer
604.488.2666

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

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