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Sierra Metals announces appointment of Igor Gonzales to the Board of Directors



Sierra Metals announces appointment of Igor Gonzales to the Board of Directors

PR Newswire

VANCOUVER, Sept. 19, 2013

VANCOUVER, Sept. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Sierra Metals Inc. (TSX:SMT)(BVL:SMT)
("Sierra Metals" or the "Company") is pleased to welcome and announce the
appointment of Igor Gonzales to the Board of Directors of Sierra Metals.

Mr. Gonzales is originally from Peru and has more than 30 years of  experience 
in the mining industry. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors  of 
HudBay Minerals Inc.  From 1998 to  2013, Mr. Gonzales  was with Barrick  Gold 
Corporation, most recently  as Executive  Vice President  and Chief  Operating 
Officer. Between 1980  and 1996,  Mr. Gonzales  served in  various roles  with 
Southern Peru Copper Corporation.

Mr. Gonzales has a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the
University of San Antonio Abad in Cusco, Peru, and was a Fulbright Scholar  at 
the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, where he earned a Master of
Science degree in Extractive Metallurgy.

"We are delighted to have a  seasoned professional such as Igor Gonzales  join 
our Board  of  Directors and  believe  that  his vast  experience  will  prove 
invaluable as we continue  to execute on our  growth strategy and work  toward 
the next level  of success,"  said Mr. J.  Alberto Arias,  Chairman of  Sierra 
Metals. "On behalf of the entire Sierra  Metals team, I would like to  welcome 
Mr. Gonzales to our Board."

About Sierra Metals

Sierra Metals Inc. is a Canadian  mining company focused on precious and  base 
metals from its Yauricocha  Mine in Peru,  its Bolivar Mine  and Cusi Mine  in 
Mexico. In  addition, Sierra  Metals is  exploring several  precious and  base 
metal targets in  Peru and  Mexico. Projects  in Peru  include Adrico  (gold), 
Victoria (copper-silver) and Ipillo (polymetallic) at the Yauricocha  Property 
in the province of  Yauyos and the San  Miguelito gold properties in  Northern 
Peru. Projects in Mexico include Bacerac  (silver) in the state of Sonora,  La 
Verde (gold) at  the Batopilas  Property in the  state of  Chihuahua, and  Las 
Coloradas (silver) at the Melchor Ocampo Property in the state of Zacatecas.

The Company's shares trade on the Bolsa de Valores de Lima and the Toronto
Stock Exchange under the symbol "SMT".

Forward-Looking Statements

Except for statements of historical fact contained herein, the information  in 
this press  release may  constitute "forward-looking  information" within  the 
meaning of Canadian securities law. Other than statements of historical  fact, 
all statements are "forward-looking  statements", which involve various  known 
and unknown  risk  and  uncertainties  and  other  factors,  including  market 
conditions that  may  affect the  Company's  ability to  execute  its  current 
business plan.  Actual results might differ materially from results  suggested 
in any forward-looking statements. The Company assumes no obligation to update
the forward-looking statements, or  to update the  reasons why actual  results 
could differ from those reflected in the forward-looking statements unless and
until required  by  securities  laws applicable  to  the  Company.  Additional 
information identifying risks and uncertainties is contained in filings by the
Company with the Canadian securities  regulators, which filings are  available 
at www.sedar.com.

SOURCE Sierra Metals Inc.

Contact:

For further information regarding Sierra Metals, please
visit www.sierrametals.com or contact:

Daniel Tellechea
President & CEO
Sierra Metals Inc.
1 (866) 493‐9646

Matt Morrish
Director, Investor Relations
Sierra Metals Inc.
1 (866) 493‐9646
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