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Hudbay's Mine Rescue Team Wins Provincial Championship

June 12, 2007

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA, Jun 12, 2007 (CCNMatthews via COMTEX News Network) -- HudBay Minerals Inc. (TSX:HBM) congratulates its Snow Lake team for taking top honours at the recently held 2007 Manitoba Mine Rescue Provincial Competition.

The Snow Lake team members include Clint Parsons, Captain, Aldon Kowalchuk, Dave Kendall, Gary Davis, Tony Butt, Director of Operations and Coach, Garnet Coulson, Vice-Captain and Technician. HudBay is also pleased to congratulate Garnet Coulson for winning the 2007 Provincial Technician's competition at the same event.

The Snow Lake team competed against teams from CVRD/INCO Thompson, AECL/URL Pinawa, Tanco, Lac du Bonnet, San Gold Corporation, Bissett and HudBay's Flin Flon team. Events over the two days included competitions for mine technicians and firefighting teams, as well as a major underground mock rescue operation.

Peter Jones, HudBay President and Chief Executive Officer, said, "At HudBay, we are proud of our winning team and are indebted to all our emergency team members who provide extraordinary service to fellow employees."

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 and the S&P/TSX Global Mining Index.


SOURCE: HudBay Minerals Inc.

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

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