TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwire - Oct. 31, 2011) - Lundin Mining Corporation (TSX:LUN)(OMX:LUMI) (“Lundin Mining” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the formal appointment of Mr. Paul Conibear as President and CEO of Lundin Mining. Mr. Conibear has been interim President and CEO of the Company since June 30, 2011.
Mr. Conibear has more than 28 years experience in corporate and asset management of all phases of mining investments in North and South America, and several African countries including the Democratic Republic of Congo. Originally from the mining centre of Sudbury, he brings to Lundin Mining and its investments a practical background of 18 years in mining project and construction management followed by 10 years as a corporate officer and director for several successful public companies including Tenke Mining Corp.
As Chief Operating Officer, then President and a Director of Tenke Mining Corp. for many years until its merger with Lundin Mining, Mr. Conibear was instrumental in progressing the world class Tenke Fungurume copper/cobalt project towards development. In this capacity he has also been active in advancing corporate social responsibility initiatives and is one of the founding directors of the Lundin Foundation, a charitable entity established to support sustainable development across Africa and other parts of the world.
Lukas Lundin, Chairman of Lundin Mining, commented, “I’m very pleased that Paul has accepted our offer to head up Lundin Mining. I’ve witnessed first-hand the outstanding achievements his dedication and determination have brought over the years and I’m very happy to see that he shares my excitement for the future of Lundin Mining. I look forward to great success with Paul at the helm.”
About Lundin Mining
Lundin Mining Corporation is a diversified 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 an expansion project at its Neves‐Corvo mine along with its equity stake in the world class Tenke Fungurume copper/cobalt project in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
On Behalf of the Board,
Lukas Lundin, Chairman
Forward Looking Statements
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