TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwire - March 6, 2011) - (TSX:LUN)(OMX:LUMI) Lundin Mining Corporation (“Lundin Mining” or the “Company”) announced today that it has postponed its Special Meeting of Shareholders to vote on the Plan of Arrangement between Lundin Mining and Inmet Mining Corporation to merge the two companies. The meeting, originally scheduled to be held on Monday March 14, 2011, has been rescheduled for Monday, March 28, 2011. The Company has been advised that Inmet Mining Corporation has also rescheduled their Special Meeting of Shareholders to March 28, 2011.
The purpose of the postponement is to allow time for shareholders to receive and review the recommendation of the Board of Directors in relation to the unsolicited take-over offer by Equinox Minerals Limited. The Company has not yet received a formal written offer in relation to the unsolicited bid announced on February 28, 2011. The Company reiterates that shareholders should defer making any decision until the Board of Directors has had an opportunity to make a recommendation in respect of the Equinox proposal. Shareholders will be promptly notified of any recommendation by the Board of Directors through a news release and circular in accordance with applicable securities laws.
About Lundin Mining
Lundin Mining is a diversified base metals mining company with operations in Portugal, Spain and Sweden, producing copper, nickel, lead and zinc. 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,
Phil Wright, President and CEO
Forward Looking Statements
Certain of the statements made and information contained herein is “forward-looking information” within the meaning of the Ontario Securities Act or “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 of the United States. Forward-looking statements are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties which could cause actual events or results to differ from those reflected in the forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, risks and uncertainties relating to foreign currency fluctuations; risks inherent in mining including environmental hazards, industrial accidents, unusual or unexpected geological formations, ground control problems and flooding; risks associated with the estimation of mineral resources and reserves and the geology, grade and continuity of mineral deposits; the possibility that future exploration, development or mining results will not be consistent with the Company’s expectations; the potential for and effects of labour disputes or other unanticipated difficulties with or shortages of labour or interruptions in production; actual ore mined varying from estimates of grade, tonnage, dilution and metallurgical and other characteristics; the inherent uncertainty of production and cost estimates and the potential for unexpected costs and expenses, commodity price fluctuations; uncertain political and economic environments; changes in laws or policies, foreign taxation, delays or the inability to obtain necessary governmental permits; and other risks and uncertainties, including those described under Risk Factors Relating to the Company’s Business in the Company’s Annual Information Form and in each management discussion and analysis. Forward-looking information is in addition based on various assumptions including, without limitation, the expectations and beliefs of management, the assumed long term price of copper, nickel, lead and zinc; that the Company can access financing, appropriate equipment and sufficient labour and that the political environment where the Company operates will continue to support the development and operation of mining projects. Should one or more of these risks and uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described in forward-looking statements. Accordingly, readers are advised not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.