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Hudbay Appointing Vice President, Mining

June 08, 2007

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA, Jun 8, 2007 (CCNMatthews via COMTEX News Network) -- Peter Jones, President and Chief Executive Officer of HudBay Minerals Inc. (TSX:HBM) (HudBay), today announced the appointment of Brad Lantz as Vice President, Mining, following the decision of Russell Rood, President, Mining Division, to retire later this summer.

Mr. Lantz, a graduate of University of Waterloo, Honours Earth Sciences, has held several technical, operational and managerial roles since 1984 at HudBay's Ruttan, Trout Lake and Callinan Mines. He has been the Manager of the new 777 Mine since 2003, through its successful project and production phases.

"We are pleased to have Brad join our senior team. I am confident that his experience and vision will contribute to HudBay's ongoing successful growth," said Mr. Jones.

He went on to say, "We thank Russell for his many years of outstanding service and the success he has contributed to HudBay as a member of the senior team. We wish him all the best in his well-earned retirement."

Mr. Lantz will now be transitioning into his new position, which will be effective upon the retirement of Mr. Rood.

About HudBay Minerals Inc.

HudBay Minerals Inc. is an integrated mining company operating mines, concentrators and a metal production facility in northern Manitoba and Saskatchewan. HudBay also owns a zinc oxide production facility in Ontario, the White Pine copper refinery in Michigan and the Balmat zinc mine operations in New York state. HudBay is a member of the S&P/TSX Composite Index.


SOURCE: HudBay Minerals Inc.

HudBay Minerals Inc.
Brad Woods
Director, Investor Relations
(204) 949-4272

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