HudBay Minerals Inc.
TSX : HBM

HudBay Minerals Inc.

September 14, 2005 07:00 ET

HudBay Minerals Announces Appointment of CFO

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA--(CCNMatthews - Sept. 14, 2005) - HudBay Minerals Inc. (TSX:HBM) is pleased to announce the appointment of Jeff Swinoga as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

Mr. Swinoga has more than 14 years of experience in finance and accounting related to the resource and finance industries. He joins HudBay from Barrick Gold Corporation, where he served as Director, Treasury Finance and more recently as Assistant Treasurer.

Mr. Swinoga is a Chartered Accountant and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario. He holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Arts (Honors economics) from the University of Western Ontario.

"We are extremely pleased that Jeff is joining our executive team," said Peter Jones, President and CEO of HudBay. "His skills and experience in the mining industry will complement our aggressive growth program."

As Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Swinoga will have overall responsibility for HudBay's financial activities and investor relations, reporting to the President and CEO. He will also work with senior management in developing and implementing HudBay's strategic growth plan. Mr. Swinoga will assume his position in October 2005.

About HudBay Minerals Inc.

HudBay Minerals Inc. is an integrated mining and metal producing company that operates mines and concentrators in northern Manitoba and Saskatchewan and a metal processing complex in Flin Flon, Manitoba. The company also operates a zinc oxide production facility in Brampton, Ontario and owns the former producing Balmat zinc mine in New York State, which is being evaluated for re-opening.

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