Simberi Mining Corporation: Press Release

NEWS RELEASE TRANSMITTED BY CCNMATTHEWS  FOR: Simberi Mining Corporation  TSX VENTURE SYMBOL:  SAU  December 11, 2006  Simberi Mining Corporation: Press Release  TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Dec. 11, 2006) - Simberi Mining Corporation  ("Simberi") (TSX VENTURE:SAU) is pleased to announce that Mr. Raymond  Savoie has been appointed Director of the Company.  Mr. Savoie is a former Minister of Mines (1985 to 1991) and a former Minister  of Revenue (1991 to 1994) of Quebec. He is a law graduate from the University  of Laval and practiced as a notary in Val d'Or, Quebec prior to his public  service. Mr. Savoie has been involved with a number of exploration and mining  companies for the past 25 years and is currently the President and CEO of Ditem  Explorations Inc. (TSX VENTURE:DIT) and Gastem Inc. (TSX VENTURE:GMR). Mr.  Savoie is also a Board Member of several public and private companies as well  as two charitable nonprofit organizations.  Mr. Savoie, as a Member of the Board, will be able to provide valuable  assistance in Kakanda copper/cobalt project in the Democratic Republic of Congo.  Simberi also announces that Mr. John Cerenzia has resigned from the Board.  Simberi greatly appreciates the time and contribution of Mr. Cerenzia to the  development of the Company.  About Simberi:  Simberi Mining Corporation is a junior resource company focused on the  exploration and acquisition of developed low cost precious and base metal  projects internationally. The Company's main exploration project is the  Kakanda/Kambove copper/cobalt project located in the Democratic Republic of the  Congo. The company is now planning the next stage for the development of the  Kakanda project. Simberi is also involved in several joint venture projects in  Western Australia.  This press release includes certain "Forward-Looking Statements"  within the meaning of the US Private Securities Reform Act of 1995. Other than  statements of historical fact, all statements are "Forward-Looking  Statements" that involve such various known and unknown risks,  uncertainties and other factors. There can be no assurance that such statements  will prove accurate. Results and future events could differ materially from  those anticipated in such statements. Readers of this press release are  cautioned not to place undue reliance on these "Forward-Looking  Statements". All dollar amounts are Canadian dollars unless otherwise  noted.  -30- FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:  Simberi Mining Corporation Mike Newbury President and CEO (416) 603-7200 (416) 603-9200 Email:  Neither the TSX Venture Exchange, nor any other securities regulatory authority  has approved or disapproved of the contents of this news release.  INDUSTRY:  Manufacturing and Production - Mining and Metals  SUBJECT:  PER