November 12 2007, (TSX: LUN; OMX: LUMI,
NYSE: LMC) Lundin Mining Corporation ("Lundin Mining" or the
"Company") is pleased to announce the appointment of John
Andreatidis as Managing Director of Somincor S.A., with immediate effect.
John, who is 41 and an Australian
citizen, graduated in Metallurgy from the University of Queensland, Australia
in 1987 and later completed an MSc in Engineering Science from the same
university in 2001.
John joined Somincor as Principal Metallurgist in October of 2006 and brings
to Somincor 20 years of experience within the base metals industry. He played
a key role in a number of operations with his previous employers, the BHP
Billiton Group and Mount Isa Mines Limited.
Carr�lo, Executive Vice President and COO of Lunding Mining, said," The
Board of Somincor is very pleased to appoint John Andreatidis to lead the
next phase of Somincor's development. His wide technical and operational
experience will enable him to continue to add value to the Company, maintain
the Operation's competitiveness and strengthen the Organization's
sustainability. I am convinced that other Lundin Mining Group operations and
projects will also benefit from John's metallurgical knowhow and remarkable
experience in this field."
John Andreatidis will be based at the Neves-Corvo mine in Portugal and will
report to the Executive Vice President and COO of Lundin Mining.
About Lundin Mining
Lundin Mining is a rapidly growing mining and exploration company engaged
internationally in the extraction, development, acquisition and discovery of
base metal deposits. The company currently owns five operating mines,
extracting copper, zinc, lead, nickel and silver: Neves-Corvo in Portugal,
the Zinkgruvan and Storliden mines in Sweden, the Galmoy mine in Ireland and
the recently acquired Aguablanca mine in Spain. A further mine, the Aljustrel
mine in Portugal, is under development and will be brought into production in
the fourth quarter 2007. In addition, Lundin Mining holds an extensive exploration
portfolio, including interests in international ventures and development
projects such as the world class Tenke Fungurume copper/cobalt project in the
Democratic Republic of Congo, which is currently under construction and the
Ozernoe zinc project under detailed feasibility study in Russia.
For further information, please contact:
Catarina Ihre, Manager, Investor Relations: +46-706-07-92-63
Sophia Shane, Investor Relations, North America: +1-604-689-7842