HudBay Minerals Inc.

The Northern Miner

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Peter R. Jones, President and CEO of HudBay Minerals Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of MaryAnn Mihychuk as Director of Corporate Relations, effective December 1, 2007.

Ms. Mihychuk is a registered Professional Geoscientist in Manitoba and received her Masters of Geological Sciences from Brock University and Bachelor of Science (Honours) from the University of Winnipeg. She has 14 years of geological mapping experience in various parts of Canada and 15 years in elected office in Manitoba, including 4 years as Minister of Industry, Trade and Mines.

Ms. Mihychuk has broad mineral industry experience in the policy and exploration sectors. During her term as Minister, she led the renewal of the Manitoba Mines Act and a new regulatory framework for Manitoba which is ranked number one by the Fraser Institute in the top three jurisdictions in the world.

Most recently, as Director of Regulatory Affairs with the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) in Toronto, Ms. Mihychuk formed close connections with industry and forged important links between the association, industry and government, significantly raising the profile of PDAC and ensuring that the activities of PDAC are topical, effective, and relevant.

About HudBay Minerals Inc.

HudBay Minerals Inc. is an integrated mining company that operates mines, concentrators and a metal production complex in northern Manitoba and Saskatchewan. The company also owns a zinc oxide production facility in Ontario, the White Pine Copper Refinery in Michigan and the Balmat zinc mine in New York state. HudBay is a member of the S&P/TSX Composite Index and the S&P/TSX Global Mining Index.

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