November 14, 2006 at 19:47 PM EST
HudBay Announces Appointment of Director, Investor Relations

HudBay Minerals Inc. (TSX: HBM) (HudBay) today announced that Brad Woods has been appointed to the position of Director, Investor Relations, effective November 15, 2006.

Most recently, Mr. Woods was Vice President, Investor Relations for Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. (MTS), whose common shares are listed on The Toronto Stock Exchange. MTS is Canada's third-largest national telecommunications provider with a market capitalization of approximately $3 billion.

"We are pleased to have someone with Brad's extensive background in investor relations joining HudBay," said Peter R. Jones, President and Chief Executive Officer. "His broad expertise will serve HudBay well as we further develop relationships with our investors, analysts and the media."

Prior to his investor relations' involvement, Mr. Woods held a number of positions at MTS, including Executive Assistant to the President & CEO, Corporate Auditor and Senior Investment Analyst. Mr. Woods is a Certified General Accountant and a member of the Canadian Investor Relations Institute.

HudBay also announced that Don Bain will be leaving the company to operate an independent communications consulting firm based in Winnipeg.

"We would like to thank Don for his contributions to HudBay," said Mr. Jones, "and we look forward to opportunities to work with him in the future."

About HudBay Minerals Inc.

HudBay Minerals Inc. is an integrated mining company that operates mines, concentrators and a metal production complex in northern Manitoba and Saskatchewan. The company also owns a zinc oxide production facility in Ontario, the White Pine copper refinery in Michigan and the Balmat zinc mine in New York state.

HudBay is a member of the S&P/TSX Composite Index.


Contacts:
HudBay Minerals Inc.
Jeff Swinoga
Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
(204) 949-4267
(204) 942-8177 (FAX)
Email: jeff.swinoga@hbms.ca
Website: www.hudbayminerals.com

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