TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwire - Nov. 16, 2011) - Lundin Mining Corporation (TSX:LUN)(OMX:LUMI) (“Lundin Mining” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the following additions to our executive team.
Ms. Julie Lee Harrs has joined Lundin Mining as Senior Vice President, Corporate Development. Ms. Lee Harrs has extensive international mining experience including corporate affairs, project development, operations, and mergers and acquisitions, gained through executive positions with Inco Limited (now part of Vale) where she served on negotiating teams on such notable projects as Voisey’s Bay and Goro, then at Sherritt International as Senior Vice President and General Counsel. At Sherritt, Ms. Lee Harrs held corporate roles on financing and acquisitions, served on joint venture boards and maintained various corporate responsibilities on Ambatovy and Moa Bay. She also held directorship and executive management roles with MacDonald Mines and Energizer Resources. Previous to those positions, she was a corporate lawyer with Blakes, one of Canada’s national law firms. Ms. Lee Harrs has worked on mining, oil and gas investments in Canada, New Caledonia, Cuba, Madagascar, Indonesia, Spain and Pakistan. Based out of our Toronto office, Ms. Lee Harrs’ mandate is to accomplish value added acquisitions to accelerate and build the growth profile of Lundin Mining.
The Company is also very pleased to welcome Mr. Paul McRae to the position of Senior Vice President, Projects. Mr. McRae has a distinguished global reputation in project and construction management in the mining industry for both surface and underground projects of all scales and complexities. He was most recently with AMEC in Chile as their Project Manager on the world scale Cerro Casale copper/gold project. His track record includes on time/on budget project management of major underground investments for Inco including McCreedy East, Garson and Birch Tree projects, serving as Project Manager on the highly successful De Beers Victor Project in the north of Canada, and leadership of numerous other projects from conceptual through to construction phases in Australia, Canada, Spain, Portugal, and South America, over a career spanning more than 30 years.
Paul Conibear, President and CEO of the Company commented, “Julie and Paul are key additions to our executive management team at this transformational point in the company’s history as we advance a new phase of growth. We are delighted to be able to add depth of this calibre to our team.”
On behalf of the Board
Paul Conibear, President & CEO
About Lundin Mining
Lundin Mining Corporation is a diversified Canadian base metals mining company with operations in Portugal, Sweden, Spain and Ireland, producing copper, zinc, lead and nickel. In addition, Lundin Mining holds a development project pipeline which includes expansion projects at Neves‐Corvo mine along with its equity stake in the world class Tenke Fungurume copper/cobalt mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Forward Looking Statements
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