VANCOUVER, April 6 /CNW/ - Bear Creek Mining (TSX-V: BCM) ("Bear Creek" or the "Company") is very pleased to announce the appointment of Marc Leduc to the position of Vice President Technical Services effective immediately. Mr. Leduc will form part of the Company's executive management team and will lead Bear Creek through the scoping and pre-feasibility studies planned for the next twelve months on the Corani Silver Deposit. Mr. Leduc has extensive experience in the mining industry where, over the last 17 years, he has been involved in all aspects of operations, planning and evaluation of large scale mining projects for Barrick Gold, Vector Engineering and Lafarge Dundas. He has led technical teams in the design and construction of large open pit heap leach deposits. During his ten years of experience in Latin America, Mr. Leduc has lived in Peru for two years where he was one of the key professionals on the design, development, construction and initial operation of the Pierina Mine. Mr Leduc is qualified as a Professional Engineer in Ontario and British Columbia and he holds both a B.Sc. (Honors) in Mining Engineering from Queen's University and a B.Sc. in Geology from the University of Ottawa. "Marc brings to Bear Creek the extensive engineering and development experience, necessary to move Corani forward through scoping and feasibility. These next development milestones are a critical parallel path along with continuing step out exploration drilling in adding value to Corani." said Mr. Swarthout, Bear Creek's President and CEO. The Board of Directors welcomes Marc Leduc's addition to the management team as an important component in Bear Creek achieving its strategic objective of enhancing shareholder value through fast-track development of Corani, an important new large scale silver discovery. The Company is also pleased to announce their graduation to the Tier 1 of TSX-V. About Bear Creek Mining Corporation Bear Creek Mining Corporation's focus is on the discovery of high quality economic gold and silver deposits with a focus on Peru. Bear Creek's well-qualified exploration team has extensive experience in Peru where the Company maintains an ongoing aggressive exploration and acquisition program. Bear Creek's Management and Board of Directors have a long and successful track record of creating shareholder value through exploration and discovery. The TSX Venture Exchange does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.