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Hudbay to Help Establish Northern Manitoba Mining Academy

July 28, 2010

Toronto, Ontario, July 28, 2010 – HudBay Minerals Inc. (“HudBay”, the “company”) (TSX: HBM) today announced its participation in a collaborative venture to launch the Northern Manitoba Mining Academy (“NMMA”) with the University College of the North, Northern Manitoba Sector Council, the Province of Manitoba, the city of Flin Flon and the University of Manitoba.

“As one of northern Mantioba’s largest mining operators, we are very excited to be part of this initiative,” said David Garofalo, President and CEO. “The new mining academy will implement strategic training initiatives and skills enhancement, which is important for developing the skills of new entrants to the labour force as well as allowing current workers to upgrade their abilities.”

The NMMA’s mandate is to provide northern Manitoba residents access to mining-related training with the objective of creating a knowledgeable, skilled and sustainable workforce. It will provide much needed training for the next generation of mining professionals, who will support increased activity in mining districts such as Flin Flon, Snow Lake and Sherridon within the Flin Flon Greenstone Belt.

As part of its commitment to this initiative, HudBay is donating $200,000 and approximately half an acre of land in a prime location for training purposes. The consortium is working to ensure initial staffing and programming will be in place for the NMMA’s official opening, which is expected on April 1, 2011.

HudBay Minerals Inc.: Strength to Build the Future

HudBay Minerals Inc. (TSX: HBM) is a Canadian integrated mining company with assets in North and Central America principally focused on the discovery, production and marketing of base metals. The company’s objective is to maximize shareholder value through efficient operations, organic growth and accretive acquisitions, while maintaining its financial strength. A member of the S&P/TSX Composite Index and the S&P/TSX Global Mining Index, HudBay is committed to high standards of corporate governance and sustainability.


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For further information, please contact:

HudBay Minerals Inc.
John Vincic
Vice President, Investor Relations and Corporate Communications
(416) 362 0615

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