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Hudbay to Hold Annual & Special Meeting of Shareholders

May 23, 2007

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA, May 23, 2007 (CCNMatthews via COMTEX News Network) -- HudBay Minerals Inc. (TSX:HBM) will hold its Annual and Special Meeting of shareholders on Thursday, May 31, 2007.

The proposals to be put before shareholders at the meeting will include:

- Election of the Board of Directors

- Appointment of auditors and authorization to fix remuneration for the auditors

- Approval of an amended and restated Shareholder Rights Plan (the"Plan")

In connection with the proposed Plan previously described in the Company's management information circular, the Company has made further minor amendments to the Plan that strengthen certain key definitions and clarify interpretative provisions. Institutional Shareholder Services Canada has deemed the proposed amended Plan as a "new generation" plan and is supporting its ratification. A copy of the proposed amended Plan can be found in the Investors section of the Company's website at www.hudbayminerals.com. Shareholders may also contact Kingsdale Shareholder Services at 1-800-775-1986 for a copy of the amended Plan.

The meeting will take place at the TSX Broadcast & Conference Centre, Gallery Room, 130 King Street West, Toronto, Ontario with proceedings scheduled to begin at 2:00 p.m. ET. Allen J. Palmiere, Chairman of the Board of Directors, and Peter R. Jones, President and Chief Executive Officer, will host the meeting.

For those unable to attend in person, the meeting will be live webcast at www.hudbayminerals.com. The proceedings will be presented with accompanying slides, and will also be archived on the site. Instructions for accessing the live webcast and archived materials will be provided on the website.

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.

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SOURCE: HudBay Minerals Inc.

HudBay Minerals Inc.
Brad Woods
Director Investor Relations
(204) 949-4272
Email: brad.woods@hbms.ca
Website: www.hudbayminerals.com

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