Lundin Mining Corporation

Lundin Mining Corporation

February 28, 2005 09:03 ET

Lundin Mining Corporation Appoints Vice President of Mining


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FOR: LUNDIN MINING CORPORATION

TSX SYMBOL: LUN

FEBRUARY 28, 2005 - 09:03 ET

Lundin Mining Corporation Appoints Vice President of
Mining

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Feb. 28, 2005) - Lundin
Mining Corporation (TSX:LUN) (O-List Stockholmsborsen:LUMI) ("Lundin
Mining" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the appointment of
Kjell Larsson as Vice President of Mining.

Mr. Larsson has over 22 years experience in engineering and management
in the Swedish and international mining industry and has held senior
management positions in Boliden and LKAB, both major Swedish mining
companies. Mr. Larsson is stepping down from his current position as
Consulting Mining Engineer for Inco Limted in Toronto, Canada.

Lukas Lundin, Chairman of Lundin Mining said, "We are delighted to have
Kjell join Lundin Mining. He has an impressive background which will
prove extremely valuable as Lundin Mining continues to grow - we all
look forward to working with him in building the Company".

Between 1998 and 2002 Mr. Larsson was employed by Swedish Mining company
Boliden in various positions, including General Manager of the
Garpenberg Mine in southern Sweden. During his years with Boliden in
Canada, Mr. Larsson held positions as Mine Manager at Myra Falls, Senior
Vice President, Mining Operation and Vice President, Mining Operation -
Americas.

Kjell Larsson will be based at Lundin Mining's offices in Stockholm,
Sweden and will join the Company on March 14, 2005.

Lundin Mining is a Canadian mining and exploration company with a
primary focus in Scandinavia. The main asset of the company is the
Zinkgruvan mine, located about 200 kilometers southwest of Stockholm,
Sweden. The mine has been producing zinc, lead and silver on a
continuous basis since 1857. Zinkgruvan has consistently ranked in the
lowest cost quartile among zinc mines in the world. Lundin Mining holds
approximately 74 percent of the shares of NAN, a mining and exploration
company listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol
NAN. NAN's primary asset is the Storliden copper and zinc mine in the
Skellefte District of northern Sweden, which has been in production
since 2002. A public offer has been made for the remaining outstanding
shares of NAN. Lundin Mining also holds a large copper/gold exploration
project in the prolific Norrbotten Mining District in northern Sweden.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD

Edward F. Posey, President

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Contact Information

  • FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
    Lundin Mining Corporation
    Sophia Shane
    Head of Corporate Communications
    (604) 689-7842
    www.lundinmining.com
    or
    Lundin Mining Corporation
    Robert Eriksson
    Investor Relations - Europe
    +468-545-07470