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  Apr 14, 2005 - 09:00 ET
Lundin Mining Appoints Karl-Axel Waplan as President and CEO

 
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FOR:  LUNDIN MINING CORPORATION

TSX SYMBOL:  LUN

APRIL 14, 2005 - 09:00 ET

Lundin Mining Appoints Karl-Axel Waplan as President 
and CEO

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - April 14, 2005) - Lundin 
Mining Corporation (TSX:LUN)(O-List Stockholmsborsen:LUMI) ("Lundin 
Mining" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. 
Karl-Axel Waplan as president and CEO of the Company, effective as of 
April 15, 2005.

Mr. Waplan has been Executive Vice President, Operations of Lundin 
Mining since May 2004. Karl-Axel Waplan replaces Mr. Edward F. Posey, 
who will continue to work with several of Lundin Mining's key 
exploration projects in Sweden on an advisory basis, as well as with 
other Canadian Mining companies within "The Lundin Group of Companies".

"Ted Posey has been instrumental during a period of remarkable growth 
for the Company. During his time as President and CEO, Lundin Mining has 
become one of the worlds leading zinc producers. I would like to take 
this opportunity to express our deep gratitude for this, and for Mr. 
Posey's outstanding achievement in, together with the geological team of 
NAN, discovering the Storliden copper-zinc deposit in northern Sweden 
and putting it into production in record time. We now look forward to 
utilize Mr. Posey's expertise to secure the future success of our highly 
prospective and very promising exploration projects in Sweden", comments 
Mr. Lukas Lundin, chairman of Lundin Mining.

Mr. Posey in announcing Mr. Waplan's appointment stated:

"Karl-Axel Waplan has worked hard to finalize the acquisition of 
Zinkgruvan and the merger with ARCON Resources during the past year. We 
are pleased to have him take over as the new President and CEO of the 
company as Lundin Mining continues to grow."

Mr. Waplan joins the Board of Directors of Lundin Mining, effective as 
of April 15, 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 
more than 95 percent of the shares of the mining and exploration company 
North Atlantic Natural Resources AB (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

Lukas H. Lundin, Chairman

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

Lundin Mining Corporation
Sophia Shane
Investor Relations - North America
(604) 689-7842

or

Lundin Mining Corporation
Robert Eriksson
Investor Relations - Europe
+46-8-545-07470
www.lundinmining.com