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  May 10, 2007 - 09:30 ET
Lundin Mining 2007 First Quarter Results

 
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - May 10, 2007) - Lundin Mining Corporation (TSX:LUN)(AMEX:LMC)(SSE:LUMI) - (all amounts are in US Dollars unless otherwise stated)



Financial Summary

Millions of US$, except per Three months ended Three months ended
share data March 31, 2007 March 31, 2006
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Sales 193.9 91.8

EBITDA (i) 111.4 50.3

Net earnings 53.7 21.5

Basic earnings per share (ii) 0.19 0.18

Diluted earnings per share (ii) 0.19 0.17

Cash provided by operations (iii) 10.7 22.7

(i) Non GAAP measure
(ii) All figures related to shares and per share data are calculated as
if the three-for-one stock split effective February 5, 2007 occurred
at the beginning of the first period presented.
(iii) Cash flow from operations for the first quarter of 2007 includes an
income tax payment of $41.2 million on 2006 net earnings and an
increase during the quarter of $33.7 million in accounts receivable
at the Neves- Corvo mine.

 


Company Comments

Karl-Axel Waplan, President and CEO of the Company, said, "During the period up to the end of April, Lundin Mining has announced two major transactions. We have entered into an agreement with Canadian listed base metals producer Rio Narcea Gold Mines, Ltd. ("Rio Narcea") and offered to acquire for cash all of the outstanding shares and warrants in Rio Narcea. We have also entered an agreement with Tenke Mining Corp. ("Tenke") to merge. Rio Narcea will, following completion of the transaction, with immediate effect contribute to group cash flow from its Aguablanca nickel mine in Spain. Tenke offers a highly promising project in the medium to longer term through its holding in the Tenke Fungurume project, which is one of the largest high-grade undeveloped copper-cobalt deposits in the world, with a planned production start-up in late 2008. Turning to first quarter results this year our earnings for the quarter were lower than expected due to fewer shipments and strong production volumes in Neves-Corvo and Zinkgruvan which led to a temporary build-up in inventories at these two operations."

Highlights

- Lundin Mining and Rio Narcea have announced that they have entered into a definitive support agreement pursuant to which Lundin Mining has made a cash offer to acquire all of the outstanding shares and warrants in Canadian mining producer Rio Narcea. Rio Narcea's main assets are the Spanish Aguablanca nickel/copper mine and the advanced stage gold project Tasiast in Mauritania.

- Lundin Mining and Tenke have announced that they have entered into an agreement to combine the two companies by way of a Plan of Arrangement. The transaction is conditional upon the approval of Tenke's and Lundin Mining's shareholders at special shareholders' meetings to be held on June 18, 2007. Tenke's main asset is a 24.75% holding in Tenke Fungurume in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, which is one of the largest high-grade undeveloped copper-cobalt deposits in the world.

- The average copper price was 16% lower and the average zinc price was 18% lower in the first quarter of 2007 as compared to the fourth quarter of 2006. Inventories at the Neves-Corvo mine increased due to changes in shipment schedules as did zinc inventories at the Zinkgruvan and Galmoy mines, which consequently affected the sales revenue, net earnings and cash flow of the Company.

- At Neves-Corvo, measured and indicated resources of zinc ore increased by over 4 million tonnes and copper ore increased by 750,000 tonnes after an allowance for 2 million tonnes of copper ore mined in 2006.

- At Zinkgruvan, after an allowance of 800,000 tonnes mined in 2006, the reserves for zinc ore increased by 500,000 tonnes.

- Hatch Engineering has been awarded the contract for the Initial Phase of Work in the Ozernoe Project with the detailed work for the bankable feasibility study to commence mid-May 2007.



Selected Financial Information
Thousands of US dollars

Three months Three months
ended ended
March 31, 2007 March 31, 2006
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Sales $ 193,920 $ 91,798
Cost of sales (67,242) (35,838)
Accretion of asset retirement obligations (1,120) -
Exploration and project investigation (4,919) (1,569)
Administration and other income (expenses) (9,194) (4,128)
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EBITDA (i) 111,445 50,263
Depreciation of mineral properties,
plant and equipment (11,563) (4,928)
Amortization of mining rights (24,417) (9,109)
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EBIT (i) 75,465 36,226
Loss on derivatives (ii) (5,524) (5,977)
Net interest and other financial items 1,444 (774)
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EBT (i) 71,385 29,475
Income taxes and non-controlling interest (17,677) (8,014)
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Net earnings for the period $ 53,708 $ 21,461
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Operating cash flow $ 10,673 $ 22,704
Capital expenditures $ 33,090 $ 4,876

(i) Non-GAAP measures
(ii) Includes realized and unrealized losses from derivatives


Key Financial Data(i)

Three months Three months
ended ended
in US dollars March 31, 2007 March 31, 2006
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Shareholders' equity per share(ii) $ 7.45 $ 2.20
Basic earnings per share 0.19 0.18
Diluted earnings per share 0.19 0.17
Dividends $ - $ -

Basic weighted average
number of shares outstanding 285,453,531 122,081,493
Diluted weighted average
number of shares outstanding 286,057,904 123,083,991

(i) All figures related to shares and per share data are calculated as
if the three-to-one stock split effective on February 5, 2007 occurred
at the beginning of the first period presented
(ii) Shareholders' equity per share is defined as shareholders' equity
divided by total number of shares outstanding at end of period

 


MANAGEMENT'S DISCUSSIONS AND ANALYSIS

(Amounts are expressed in United States dollars, unless otherwise indicated)

THREE MONTHS ENDED MARCH 31, 2007 and 2006

This Management's Discussion and Analysis ("MD&A") of Lundin Mining Corporation ("Lundin Mining" or the "Company") has been prepared for the three months ended March 31, 2007 and is dated May 10, 2007. It is intended to supplement and complement the accompanying unaudited Interim Consolidated Financial Statements and Notes for the first quarter ended March 31, 2007.

Please also refer to the cautionary statement of forward-looking information at the end of the MD&A. Additional information relating to the Company is available on the SEDAR website at www.sedar.com. All the financial information in this MD&A has been prepared in accordance with Canadian generally accepted accounting principles ("Canadian GAAP") and all dollar amounts in the tables are expressed in thousands of US dollars, unless otherwise noted.

Overview

Lundin Mining is a Canadian based international mining company that owns and operates the Zinkgruvan zinc/lead/silver mine in Sweden, the Galmoy zinc/lead mine in Ireland, and the Neves-Corvo copper/zinc mine in Portugal. Additionally, the Company owns the Storliden copper/zinc mine in Sweden, which is operated by Boliden AB, as well as the Aljustrel zinc/lead/silver mine in Portugal, which is in the development stage and scheduled to begin production in September 2007. The Company also has a 49% interest in the Ozernoe project in Russia, one of the largest undeveloped zinc/lead projects in the world.

Recent Developments and Highlights

Earnings

The Company recorded first quarter 2007 earnings of $53.7 million, or $0.19 per share on sales of $193.9 million. Sales and earnings for the period were driven by higher metal prices, combined with the additional assets from the merger with EuroZinc Mining in the fourth quarter of 2006.

Tender Offer for Rio Narcea Gold Mines, Ltd. ("Rio Narcea")

On April 4, 2007, Lundin Mining and Rio Narcea announced that they had entered into a definitive support agreement pursuant to which Lundin Mining has offered to acquire all of the outstanding shares and warrants of Rio Narcea by way of a take-over bid for CAD$5.00 cash per share and CAD$1.04 cash per warrant. In conjunction with the offer, Lundin Mining arranged a $800 million senior credit facility, under usual conditions, with the Scotia Bank that the Company can use for general corporate purposes.

Concurrent with Lundin Mining's offer to purchase Rio Narcea and contingent upon the success of the takeover bid, Red Back Mining Inc. has signed an option agreement with the Company to acquire Rio Narcea's Tasiast gold mine from Lundin Mining in consideration for $225 million in cash and assumption of $42.5 million in debt related to the Tasiast gold mine.

On April 20, 2007, Lundin Mining announced that the Offeror's Circular regarding the proposed purchase transaction had been mailed to all shareholders and warrant holders of Rio Narcea. The bid, unless extended or withdrawn, expires at 6:00 pm (Toronto time) on May 29, 2007.

For further information regarding the proposed transaction, see the April 4, 2007 news release issued by the Company. Additionally, the offeror's circular dated April 20, 2007 can be found on the Company's website at www.lundinmining.com.

Lundin Mining Proposed Merger with Tenke Mining Corp. ("Tenke")

On April 11, 2007, Lundin Mining and Tenke announced that they had entered into a definitive support agreement to combine the two companies by way of a Plan of Arrangement, whereby at the close of the transaction Tenke shares will be automatically exchanged on the basis of 1.73 Lundin Mining common shares for each Tenke common share. Upon completion of the transaction Lundin Mining will have approximately 389.9 million common shares outstanding, with the existing Lundin Mining and Tenke shareholders owing approximately 73% and 27% respectively of the combined company Lundin Mining.

The transaction is conditional upon the Tenke shareholders approving the Plan of Arrangement by a 66.7% majority via special resolution as well as other customary conditions and regulatory approvals. Lundin Mining has elected to hold a special shareholders' meeting to approve the issue of Lundin Mining common shares pursuant to the Plan of Arrangement by a 50.1% majority via ordinary resolution. The special shareholder meeting of Lundin Mining to vote on the transaction is scheduled for June 18, 2007, with an expected closing of the proposed transaction in late June 2007.

For further information regarding the proposed transaction, see the April 11, 2007 news release issued by the Company.

Serious accident at the Galmoy mine

It is with great regret that the Company has to report a fatality which occurred at the Galmoy mine. The deceased fell from a platform at the underground crusher and sustained head injuries. He passed away on February 18th, 2007. Management, in conjunction with the Irish Health and Safety Authorities, is investigating the accident. Operations at the Galmoy mine were at a stand-still for eight days in connection with the accident.

Additional Investment in Mantle Resources Inc. ("Mantle")

As reported on March 16, 2007, Lundin Mining announced that subject to regulatory approval it would be making an additional investment in Mantle by subscribing for 1,700,000 units by way of a non-brokered private placement at a price of CAD$1.15 per unit for an investment of CAD$1,955,000. Each unit consists of one common share plus one half of one common share purchase warrant, whereby each whole warrant is exercisable into one additional common share of Mantle at a price of CAD$1.75 for a period of two years from the closing of the private placement. The securities in the units are subject to a four-month hold period from the date of closing. As at the date of this MD&A, Lundin Mining holds just under a 10% equity position in Mantle.

On April 10, 2007 Mantle announced that it had received final TSX Venture Exchange acceptance with respect to the closing of its non-brokered private placement.

Mantle is a mining exploration company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange (TSX VENTURE:MTS). Its primary asset is a 100% interest in the Akie SEDEX zinc-lead property located in British Columbia, Canada.

Acquisition of units of Sanu Resources Ltd. ("Sanu")

In January 2007 Lundin Mining completed the acquisition of 4,000,000 units of Sanu at a price of CAD$0.65 per unit for a total investment of CAD$2.6 million. Each unit is comprised of one common share and one common share purchase warrant, exercisable into one common share of Sanu at a price of CAD$0.90 per share over a 2 year period. As a result of the acquisition, the Company owns as at the date of this MD&A approximately 14% of the issued and outstanding common shares of Sanu, prior to the effect of any shares that may be acquired by the Company on exercise of its share purchase warrants.

Sanu is a mining exploration company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange (TSX VENTURE:SNU). Its primary asset is a significant license area in western Eritrea with a massive sulphide discovery.

Announcement of management changes

Effective March 31, 2007 Mr. Colin K. Benner, Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Lundin Mining stepped down as Chief Executive Officer, remaining as Vice-Chairman and a Director of the Company. Mr. Karl-Axel Waplan, previously President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company, remained as President and replaced Mr. Benner as Chief Executive Officer. In addition, Mr. Joao Carrelo, previously Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Spain and Portugal Operations assumed the role of Chief Operating Officer of Lundin Mining.

On February 9, 2007 the Company announced the appointment of Mikael Schauman to the position of Vice President Marketing, and is based in Stockholm.

On March 19, 2007 the Company announced the appointment of Dr. Wojtek Wodzicki to the position of Vice President of Strategic Partnerships and Dr. Neil O'Brien as Senior Vice President of Exploration and Business Development effective April 1, 2007. Dr. Wodzicki and Dr. O'Brien are both based in Vancouver.

Negotiations with the unions at Galmoy

On January 12, 2007 the Company reported on the status of negotiations between management of the Galmoy mine and the unions, SIPTU and TEEU, representing its employees. Discontent with the outcome of the negotiations, which have been ongoing since June 2006, resulted in employees at the mine becoming distracted by the process and production was negatively impacted. The Company and SIPTU have since mid February agreed upon to take the negotiations to the Labour Court. No date for the hearings has however been set by the Court. Negotiations with TEEU, which are handled through the Labour Relations Commission, are to be resumed by late May. Management is hopeful that a satisfactory conclusion will be reached.

Stock split

The Company announced a three-for-one split of its common shares on January 22, 2007. The Company's common shares commenced trading on a subdivided basis February 1, 2007 on the Toronto Stock Exchange and February 9, 2007 on the American Stock Exchange. Lundin Mining's Swedish depository receipts commenced trading on a subdivided basis on the Stockholm Stock Exchange on February 1, 2007. The three-for-one subdivision was payable on February 8, 2007 to shareholders of record at the close of business on February 5, 2007, granting all such shareholders two additional common shares for every common share of the Company held.

Summary of Operations



Metal Produced(i)
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31-Mar-07 31-Mar-06
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Zinc (tonnes) Neves-Corvo 6,302 -
Zinkgruvan 17,162 17,957
Storliden 4,578 8,198
Galmoy 9,961 17,217
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Total 38,003 43,372

Copper (tonnes) Neves-Corvo 23,405 19,261
Storliden 1,198 3,253
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Total 24,603 22,514

Lead (tonnes) Zinkgruvan 8,643 7,793
Galmoy 2,404 4,441
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Total 11,047 12,234

Silver (ounces) Neves-Corvo 222,792 158,593
Zinkgruvan 439,014 413,533
Galmoy 19,022 52,949
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Total 680,828 625,075
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(i) 100% of the production at Neves-Corvo is included for 2006 and 2007.
This does not, however, represent Lundin Mining's actual ownership
during these periods. EuroZinc Mining (owner of Neves-Corvo) completed
a merger with Lundin Mining in October 2006.


Metal Sold and Payable(i)
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Three months ended,
31-Mar-07 31-Mar-06
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Zinc (tonnes) Neves-Corvo 4,664 -
Zinkgruvan 13,870 17,602
Storliden 3,892 6,968
Galmoy 7,744 14,844
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Total 30,170 39,414

Copper (tonnes) Neves-Corvo 18,899 17,562
Storliden 1,049 2,819
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Total 19,948 20,381

Lead (tonnes) Zinkgruvan 10,960 7,909
Galmoy 1,411 4,712
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Total 12,371 12,621

Silver (ounces) Neves-Corvo 124,705 94,142
Zinkgruvan 603,380 472,623
Galmoy 5,213 52,665
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Total 733,298 619,430
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(i) 100% of the production at Neves-Corvo is included for 2006 and 2007.
This does not, however, represent Lundin Mining's actual ownership
during these periods. EuroZinc Mining (owner of Neves-Corvo) completed
a merger with Lundin Mining in October 2006.


Selected Quarterly Financial Information

Three months ended
31-Mar- 31-Dec- 30-Sep- 30-Jun- 31-Mar- 31-Dec- 30-Sep- 30-Jun-
07 06 06 06 06 05 05 05
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Sales
(US$000's) 193,920 236,072 98,941 112,918 91,798 63,820 48,683 43,537
Net
income
(US$000's) 53,708 63,590 30,737 37,161 21,461 14,221 9,637 3,170
Net
income
per share,
basic
(US$)(i) 0.19 0.28 0.25 0.3 0.18 0.12 0.08 0.03
Net
income
per share,
diluted
(US$)(i) 0.19 0.27 0.25 0.3 0.17 0.12 0.08 0.03

(i) The net income per share (basic and diluted) is determined separately
for each quarter. Consequently, the sum of the quarterly amounts may
differ from the year to date amount disclosed in the unaudited interim
consolidated financial statements as a result of using different
weighted average numbers of shares outstanding. All share related
information (i.e. net income per share) are calculated as if the
three-for-one stock split effective February 5, 2007 had occurred at
the beginning of the earliest period presented.

 


Net income for the first quarter ended March 31, 2007 was $53.7 million on sales of $193.9 million compared to net income of $21.5 million on sales of $91.8 million for the corresponding period in 2006. The increase in both net income and sales for 2007 was due primarily to higher metal prices along with the earnings and sales from the EuroZinc operations.

Results of Operations

Summary

Sales and net earnings for the three months ended March 31, 2007 were $193.9 million and $53.7 million respectively, with $0.19 earnings per share (basic and diluted). Cash flow from operations was $10.7 million compared with $22.7 million a year earlier. Cash flow was negatively impacted by $41.6 million in tax payments during the quarter and increased accounts receivables at Neves-Corvo of $33.7 million compared to year-end 2006.

Sales

Total sales increased 111% or $102.1 million in the first quarter of 2007 to $193.9 million compared to $91.8 million for the same period a year earlier. This increase was due primarily to the EuroZinc merger (effective November 1, 2006), which contributed $111.5 million in sales for the first quarter 2007.

Cost of Sales

Cost of sales increased 88% or $31.4 million in the first quarter of 2007 to $67.2 million compared to $35.8 million in the first quarter of 2006. This increase was primarily due to the costs associated with the increased sales added from the Neves-Corvo copper/zinc mine, acquired as part of the EuroZinc merger.

Accretion of Asset Retirement Obligations

Accretion of asset retirement obligation during the first quarter of 2007 was $1.1 million compared to $Nil in the first quarter of 2006, due to the acquisition of the Neves Corvo copper/zinc mine and the Aljustrel zinc project as a result of the merger with EuroZinc Mining.

Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization

Depreciation, depletion and amortization increased 156% or $21.8 million to $35.9 million for the first quarter of 2007 compared to $14.0 million for the same period in 2006. This increase was due primarily to the merger with EuroZinc, which contributed approximately $23.2 million of depreciation, depletion and amortization from the Neves-Corvo mine. The depreciation, depletion and amortization on the mining assets from the Neves-Corvo mine were based on the new fair values allocated to each of the respective mining assets acquired and are in accordance with CICA Handbook Section 1581 "Business Combinations".

General Exploration and Project Investigation

General exploration and project investigation costs increased 214% or $3.4 million to $4.9 million in the first quarter of 2007 compared to $1.6 million during the same period of 2006. A significant portion of this increase in exploration costs relate to continued drilling and exploration activities at the Company's Portuguese mining concessions and higher exploration activities in Sweden and Ireland.

Selling, General and Administration

Selling, general and administration costs increased 217% or $4.4 million to $6.7 million in the first quarter of 2007 compared to $2.3 million during the same period of 2006. This increase was the result of higher corporate costs associated with the implementation of SOX as well as the additional personnel and administrative costs associated with the EuroZinc merger.

Stock-based Compensation

Stock-based compensation was $1.5 million for the first quarter of 2007 compared to $1.8 million for the same period in 2006, a decrease of $0.3 million or 16%.

Foreign Exchange Losses

During the first quarter of 2007 the Company recorded foreign exchange losses of $2.7 million compared to $1.1 million for the same period a year earlier. Foreign exchange losses were due primarily to holding of US denominated working capital items in mining operations where the functional currency is either the Euro or the Swedish Kronor. The US currency declined approximately 9% against the Euro and 10% against the Swedish Kronor during the first quarter of 2007.

Gains (Losses) on Derivative Instruments

Gain and losses on derivative instruments is comprised of realized and unrealized gains and losses from the Company's forward sales, puts and call options contracts on a portion of the Company's metal production and foreign exchange contracts to cover the Company's Euro denominated operating and capital expenditures. The net loss on derivatives during the first quarter of 2007 was $5.5 million compared to a net loss of $6.0 million during the same period in 2006. The $5.5 million net derivative loss comprised of a realized derivative gain of $0.8 million and an unrealized derivative loss of $6.3 million.

Interest Income

Interest and other income and expenses increased $3.6 million to $4.0 million during the first quarter of 2007, compared to $0.4 million during the same period in 2006. In general, cash balances during the first quarter of 2007 were significantly higher than the same period a year earlier as a result of accumulated positive cash flows from operations over the course of 2006, combined with the EuroZinc merger and its own cash balances and cash flows from the Neves-Corvo mine.

Interest and Bank Charges

Interest and bank charges increased $0.8 million in the first quarter of 2007 to $0.9 million compared to $0.1 million during the same period a year earlier. This increase was primarily due to interest expense on its long-term loan and capital leases as well as the accretion of Neves-Corvo's short-term loan.

Non-controlling interest

There was a non-controlling interest expense of $0.2 million in the first quarter of 2006, with no associated cost in the current period. This decrease is due to the fact that Lundin Mining did not acquire 100% of the shares of North Atlantic Natural Resources (owner of the Storliden Mine) until the second quarter in 2006.

Current Income Taxes

Current income tax provision increased 100% or $7.0 million to $14.0 million in the first quarter of 2007 compared to $7.0 million in 2006. This increase quarter over quarter reflects the income tax provision related to the earning of the Neves-Corvo mine during the fourth quarter of 2006.

Future Income Tax Expense

Future income expense for the first quarter of 2007 was $3.7 million compared to an expense of $0.8 million during the same period in 2006, an increase of $2.9 million. The expense in the current period is the result of realizing a future income tax asset into income in the current period.

Operations

Neves-Corvo Mine



Three months ended
March 31, March 31,
(100% OF PRODUCTION) 2007 2006
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Ore milled (tonnes - includes copper
and zinc plants) 625,923 517,570
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Grades per tonne

Copper (%) 5.0 4.2

Zinc (%) 8.8 -
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Recoveries

Copper (%) 87 89

Zinc (%) 81 -
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Production (metal contained)

Copper (tonnes) 23,405 19,261

Zinc (tonnes) 6,193 -

Silver (oz) 222,792 158,593

Sales(ii) $ 111,507 $ 88,911

(i)Cash cost per pound of
payable copper sold, $ 0. 65 $ 0.83
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(i) Cash cost per pound of payable copper sold is the sum of direct
cash costs and inventory changes less by-product credits and
revenue-based royalties.
(ii) From EuroZinc Q1 2006 Interim Financial Statements

 


Ownership

The Company merged with EuroZinc Mining, which was the 100% owner of the Neves-Corvo Mine, on October 31, 2006 and the EuroZinc operating results were consolidated into the financial statements of the Company from November 1, 2006.

In order to provide comparable data, production figures and financial data are presented for the full three months. However, results from the Neves-Corvo operation have only been included in the Company's results from November 1, 2006.

Production

Mill throughput in the first quarter of 2007 totalled 625,923 tonnes, an increase of 108,353 tonnes or 21% over the same period in 2006. Included in the figure for the first quarter of 2007 is 86,966 tonnes of zinc ore processed, leaving a balance of 538,957 tonnes of copper ore processed. Production of contained copper was 23,405 tonnes in the first quarter of 2007, 21% greater than during the corresponding period in 2006. The increase in copper production was due to an increase in the head grade from 4.2% in the first quarter of 2006 to 5.0% in the same quarter a year later as well as slightly more throughput in the first quarter of 2007. Production of contained zinc was 6,193 tonnes in the first quarter of 2007. There is no comparable production data for zinc as zinc production at Neves-Corvo commenced in July of 2006. A new record for tonnes hoisted was registered in March 2007 with 223,695 tonnes of ore and 45,460 tonnes of waste being hoisted.

Sales for the quarter were $111.5 million, an increase of $22.6 million or 25.4% over the comparable period in 2006. This increase resulted from the sale of zinc concentrates as well as stronger copper production in 2007. The cash cost of payable metal sold during the first quarter of 2007 decreased 25% quarter over quarter as a result of the zinc sales of $12.2 million during the first quarter of 2007 compared to $Nil for the same period in 2006 as zinc production commenced in the third quarter of 2006. Annual plant maintenance shutdowns are scheduled for the second quarter of 2007, with the annual mine maintenance shutdown scheduled for the third quarter of 2007.

Zinkgruvan Mine



Three months ended
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(100% OF PRODUCTION) 2007 2006
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Ore milled (tonnes) 235,390 169,765
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Grades per tonne

Zinc (%) 7.7 11.2

Lead (%) 4.2 5.2

Silver (g/t) 109 103
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Recoveries

Zinc (%) 94 94

Lead (%) 88 89

Silver (%) 72 74
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Production (metal contained)

Zinc (tonnes) 17,162 17,957

Lead (tonnes) 8,643 7,793

Silver (oz) 439,014 413,533

Sales $ 49,476 $ 38,453
(i)Cash cost per pound of
payable zinc sold $ 0. 23 $ 0.35
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(i) Cash cost per pound of payable zinc sold is the sum of direct
cash costs and inventory changes less by-product credits and
revenue-based royalties.

 


Production

Ore milled during the quarter totalled 235,390 tonnes, representing the largest tonnage milled in a single quarter in the history of the mine and an increase of 65,625 tonnes or 38.7% over the same period in 2006.

Milling zinc head grades during the first quarter of 2007 decreased due to the mining sequence; however, lower grade and a stockpile of ore on the surface were the main reasons for the strong mill throughput during the first quarter of 2007. While the ore stockpile made it possible for the mill to have a consistent and steady throughput, the lower grade enhanced the capacity of the flotation system, which also enabled a higher throughput.

The greater tonnage of ore milled during the first quarter of 2007 nonetheless was offset by lower zinc and lead grades. The recoveries of zinc and lead were stable, hence the contained zinc metal in concentrate produced was 800 tonnes lower in the first quarter 2007 as compared to the first quarter in 2006. The lead head grade also decreased year over year, but not to the same extent as zinc. Contained lead metal produced in the first quarter of 2007 increased by 850 tonnes compared to the first quarter of 2006.

The cash cost per pound of payable zinc sold during the first quarter 2007 decreased by $0.12 per pound of payable zinc compared with the first quarter of 2006. This decrease was due primarily to higher by-product credits. As a result of the significantly higher metal prices, sales increased 28.7% to $49.5 million during the first quarter of 2007 as compared to $38.4 million during the same period in 2006.

Storliden Mine



Three months ended
March 31, March 31,
(100% OF PRODUCTION) 2007 2006
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Ore milled (tonnes) 64,547 98,111
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Grades per tonne

Copper (%) 2.0 3.7

Zinc (%) 7.6 9.2
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Recoveries

Copper (%) 92 92

Zinc (%) 93 91
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Production (metal contained)

Copper (tonnes) 1,198 3,253

Zinc (tonnes) 4,578 8,198

Sales $ 15,544 $ 25,892

(i)Cash cost per pound of
payable zinc sold $ 0.09 less than $ 0.00
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(i) Cash cost per pound of payable zinc sold is the sum of direct
cash costs and inventory changes less by-product credits and
revenue-based royalties.

 


Production

Mill throughput at the Storliden mine during the first quarter of 2007 was 64,547 tonnes, a decrease of 33,564 tonnes or 34% from the prior year. Despite the decrease in milling, ore mined showed a significantly smaller decrease of only 4.4%. Production of contained copper was 1,198 tonnes and contained zinc of 4,578 tonnes.

The cash cost per pound of payable zinc sold was $0.09 for Storliden during the first quarter of 2007 due to the by-product credits from copper.

Sales for the first quarter of 2007 were $15.5 million, a decrease of $10.4 million or 40.0% as compared to $25.9 during the same period in 2006. The shortfall in sales is the result of lower production of metal contained and lower copper and zinc prices.

The closure of the mine is currently scheduled for the end of 2007. Total costs for the closure of the operations are expected to be less than $400,000, the obligation for which has already been provided for on the balance sheet.

Galmoy Mine



Three months ended
March 31, March 31,
(100% OF PRODUCTION) 2007 2006
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Ore milled (tonnes) 94,060 156,053
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Grades per tonne

Zinc (%) 12.8 13.2

Lead (%) 3.5 4.3
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Recoveries

Zinc (%) 83 84

Lead (%) 73 67
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Production (metal contained)

Zinc (tonnes) 9,961 17,217

Lead (tonnes) 2,404 4,441

Sales $ 17,752 $ 27,408

Zinc cash cost per pound of payable
metal sold, (US$/payable pound
of zinc)(i) $ 1.15 $ 0.60
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(i) Zinc cash cost per pound of payable metal sold is the sum of
direct cash costs and inventory changes less by-product credits
and revenue-based royalties.

 


Production

Sales at the mine for the first quarter of 2007 were $17.8 million, a decrease of $9.7 million or 35.2% against the same period in 2006. The decrease in sales was due to the mill throughput being 94,060 tonnes, a decrease of 61,993 tonnes or 40% compared with the first quarter of 2006. The principal reason for the disappointing performance was due to delays in contract negotiations between management and the local unions which impacted on productivity performance. The mine was also at a stand-still for eight days in February in connection with an unfortunate accident that resulted in a fatality.

During January the mine output was 50% of designed capacity but had returned to normal operating levels when the fatality occurred. As a result of these disruptions the development and preparation of stopes were delayed. It is expected that the mine will be back to normalized levels by the latter part of the second quarter of 2007.

Zinc recovery for the first quarter of 2007 was slightly lower when compared to the same quarter in 2006 due primarily to a lower head grade. However, gains were made quarter over quarter in the recovery of lead as a result of the installation of a new flotation cell commissioned in the first quarter of 2007. Modifications to the zinc flotation circuit during the first quarter of 2007 are expected to increase the zinc recovery going forward.

Project Highlights & Exploration

Ozernoe

The Company acquired a 49% interest in the Ozernoe zinc project, in the Republic of Buryatia in the Russian Federation, from IFC Metropol during the last quarter of 2006. The acquisition of the 6th largest known and undeveloped zinc-lead deposits in the world is in keeping with Lundin Mining's strategy in becoming a world class base metal producer. It is the intention of the Company and its partner IFC Metropol to develop the Ozernoe deposit into one of the world's most significant zinc-lead open pit mines.

Preliminary results of the second phase of drilling, resource variography, structural, geotechnical and geo-metallurgical drilling have been positive. Metallurgical test work on core samples is planned to start over the next two to three months. Drilling and test work have also been partially redirected to studying the feasibility of developing an ore resource from the oxide cap over the ore body.

Site work, in addition to the drilling, is underway to develop permanent camp facilities and other basic infrastructure required to develop this resource. During the current quarter crews completed the installation of a temporary 40-man camp, with commencement on a 330-man permanent camp facility and the installation of a principal bridge for access to the property.

Management and support personnel for work on the Bankable Feasibility Study and the development of the project are presently being recruited with a number of key personnel already on site. As well, Hatch Engineering has been awarded the contract for the Initial Phase of work for the bankable feasibility study, with detailed work expected to commence in May 2007.

According to the pre-feasibility study dated April 2006, at full production the process plant envisioned (approximately 6 million tonnes of throughput annually) for the Ozernoe project is expected to produce be between 300,000 and 350,000 tonnes of contained zinc annually along with significant amounts of lead and silver.

Aljustrel

Driving of the access ramps and drifts began in the first quarter of 2007 at both the Feitais and Moinho deposits. Additionally the mine development work was conducted in the Sta Barbara and Sto Antao conveyor tunnels that will provide the ore conveyance system for the mines. Work was also initiated on repairs to the existing conveying systems and the production hoisting facilities. The development ramp to the Feitais deposit, started in September 2006 has advanced 501 metres and the access headings to the Moinho zone have advanced 553 metres in the same time period.

Work is on schedule at the treatment plant although delays are anticipated in the supply of some equipment, although such delays are not expected to affect the start-up date. Retrofitting of the mill motors, floatation cells and related electrical control units were started while surface cleanup and organization of the plant area was a priority in preparation for the construction work. All the major equipment has been ordered and construction crews are being reinforced to ensure that civil construction work remains on schedule.

The project is on schedule for a September 2007 start-up and production is planned to reach full production in September 2008. The mine will produce 80,000 tonnes of contained zinc, 17,000 tonnes of contained lead and 1.25 million ounces of silver on an annual basis.

Portugal

Neves-Corvo near-mine exploration

During the first quarter of 2007, a total of 8,876 metres of exploration drilling was carried out in Portugal. Efforts continued to focus on delineation and definition of the Lombador deposit at Neves-Corvo. Drill result highlights include intercepts in the Lombador South zone of 6.1 metres (true width from 712.9 metres downhole depth) grading 5.38% copper and 30.4 metres (true width from 863.0 metres downhole depth) grading 9.82% zinc. Highlighted intercepts from the Lombador North zone include 6.2 m (true width from 729.5 metres downhole depth) grading 2.43% copper and 19.2 metres (true width from downhole depth of 743.8 metres) grading 7.21% zinc.

Portugal greenfields

At the Chanca prospect located on the Mertola concession near the Spanish border, a total of five diamond drill holes have now been completed. The drilling continues to expand the extent of a very large and intense, copper-bearing pyritic stockwork zone hosted by strongly altered felsic volcanics, although no massive sulphides have yet been discovered. Additional drilling is planned for the second quarter at Chanca and other defined regional greenfields targets.

A crew from Crone Geophysics is carrying out orientation surface and borehole surveys on the known Neves Corvo orebodies. Initial results indicate that the deeply buried massive sulphide deposits, such as Lombador, are detectable under thick conductive sediment cover. Bell Geospace Limited has been contracted to complete an airborne gravity. Initial test surveys will be completed over the Neves Corvo and Aljustrel areas in order to characterize the response from these known orebodies and compare the new data with existing ground gravity data. The survey is scheduled to begin in late May and will be expanded depending on results.

Spain

A three-year exploration license has now been issued for the Toral zinc-lead-silver property in northwest Spain. Drilling on the property began in early April to test and expand upon the historical resource.

Ireland

Galmoy near-mine exploration

A total of 5,917 metres in 55 holes was drilled in the Galmoy area in the first quarter of 2007 including 53 drilled in the vicinity of the mine. The remaining two holes were drilled at the Rapla greenfields target located 5 kilometres to the northeast and intercepted minor zinc sulphides. Greenfields exploration has been curtailed for the time being to ramp up Life-of-Mine exploration within the vicinity of the mine. By the end of the first quarter, a total of six drill rigs were operating on the Galmoy Block.

Encouraging widespread, minor zinc sulphide mineralization has been identified in three areas, including an area just over 300 metres northwest of the CW Orebody that, by end of the first quarter, had returned a few well-mineralized intercepts over narrow widths. However, early in April a resource grade discovery intercept (GY714) was made in this area northwest of the CW Orebody located next to the mill infrastructure, that returned assays of 21.8% zinc and 1.5% lead over a true width of 5.3 metres. A second rig was added in April to intensify exploration of this mineralized area. By end of April, six resource grade intercepts, including four contiguous resource grade intercepts, had been drilled in this zone. A minimum resource grade intercept is defined as 4.5% zinc equivalent over a thickness of 3.70 metres where zinc equivalent is defined as zinc grade plus half lead grade. A summary of the highlighted intercepts is as follows:



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True Average grade
Hole no From To Interval Dip thickness (Zn%)
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GY690 90 93.1 3.1 -90 3.1 3.91
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GY701 87.5 92.2 4.7 -75 4.54 7.51
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GY714 85.2 91 5.8 -67 5.34 21.83
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GY717 108.5 112.15 3.65 -48 2.71 12.04
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GY722 82.55 88.1 5.55 -72 5.3 7(i)
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GY724 85.15 89.3 4.15 -90 4.2 12(i)
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GY729 91.2 95.7 4.5 -74 4.1 26(i)
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GY734 100 102.3 2.3 -62 2.0 10(i)
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GY737 89.05 94.45 5.4 -80 5.3 8(i)
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(i) Non-assayed results are from visual estimates of drill core.
Actual assay results may significantly differ from these
visual estimates.

 


Andy Bowden is the Qualified Persons as defined by National Instrument 43-101 that have reviewed and verified the technical information contained in this news release.

Sweden

Norrliden and Copperstone

A total of 4,043 m of diamond drilling was completed in the first quarter in addition to target generative activities. In the Skellefte district an in-fill and geotechnical drilling program was carried out on the pre-feasibility stage Norrliden copper-zinc project. In-fill drill results were as good as or better than the original delineation drill results. At Copperstone, systematic drill-testing of geophysical TEM-magnetic targets, located across an area approximately 10 km to the north and east of the Eva Discovery, has located broad zones of massive pyrite in volcanics and zinc bearing felsic breccias. Drilling has been problematic because of warm winter conditions and thick glacial overburden.

Zinkgruvan near-mine exploration

Well-developed and mineralized Zinkgruvan mine stratigraphy, including thick skarn alteration enveloping 0.2 metres of massive zinc-rich sulphides, was intersected in the second of two surface holes in the Finnafallet target area. The intercept is located about 1.5 kilometres northwest of the Burkland orebody and about 1 km northeast of the nearest of the two deep ore-grade intercepts (DDH 2549; 8.35 metres @ 12.7% zinc, 6.8% lead, 136 gpt silver) made in 2006 at Dalby. The Dalby target is located downdip of the westernmost part of the mine. A drill rig for the deep directional drilling program planned for Dalby is scheduled to arrive during the second quarter.

Metal prices and smelter treatment and refining charges

During the first quarter of 2007 the prices for zinc and copper have fallen whilst the price for lead has increased. The inventory levels of zinc and copper on the London Metal Exchange ("LME") increased in the early part of the quarter. This was a result of the LME trading at a premium over the copper price at the Shanghai Commodity Exchange ("SFE") and over the local Chinese zinc price, triggering exports of both the metals. The price for lead has increased because of production problems at several Australian mines such as Mt Isa, Magellan and Cannington reducing the supply of lead concentrates.



Quarter Quarter
ended ended
March 31, March 31, Change
(Average LME / LBM) 2007 2006 %
-----------------------------------------------------------

Zinc US$/pound 1.57 1.02 54
US$/tonne 3,456 2,242 54

Lead US$/pound 0.81 0.56 44
US$/tonne 1,787 1,242 44

Copper US$/pound 2.69 2.24 20
US$/tonne 5,933 4,940 20

Silver US$/oz 13.31 9.69 37
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The spot treatment charges ("TC") for zinc concentrates increased during the first quarter and are approaching the level of the terms of the annual contract of $300 per dry metric tonne ("dmt") based on a zinc price of $3,500 per metric tonne ("mt"). There has not been a clear benchmark agreed for 2007 and the terms are differing between contracts. The figure above can serve as a general guideline for 2007 but there are differences in escalators.

The TC annual negotiations for copper concentrates settled at a TC of $60 per dmt and a refining charge ("RC") of $0.06 per payable pound ("lb") of copper contained. The big improvement in favour of the mines is the removal of the price participation ("PP") which provided the smelters with an increase of the RC when the copper price increased. During the first quarter of 2007 spot TC's and RC's have fallen to $30 per dmt and $0.03 per lb.

In the annual negotiations for lead concentrates the terms were improved in favour of the mines with an increase in the base price. The spot TC dropped during the first quarter of 2007 as a function of the production problems at some Australian mines and spot lead concentrates are sold in China at a TC of $45 per dmt flat.

Outlook

Production and delivery problems during 2007 have led to decreasing LME inventories which will transfer into increasing metal prices. Furthermore, China has recently taken measures to reduce the export of non-ferrous metals. Because of the above, and also because of a tighter copper and lead concentrates markets, the Company remains optimistic for the metal prices for the balance of 2007.

It should be noted that the price of silver for all silver production from Zinkgruvan going forward has been fixed by the 2004 silver transaction with Silver Wheaton whereby Zinkgruvan receives $3.90 per ounce or the market price if the market price of silver is less than $3.90 per ounce. The up-front cash payment received from Silver Wheaton in December 2004 has been deferred on the balance sheet and is realized on the statement of operations when the actual deliveries of silver occur.



Currencies

Quarter Quarter
ended ended
March 31, March 31, Change
(Average) 2007 2006 %
-----------------------------------------------------------
SEK per US$ 7.01 7.78 -9.9

SEK per C$ 5.98 6.74 -11.3

C$ per US$ 1.17 1.15 +1.7

US$ per Euro 1.31 1.20 +9.2

 


Liquidity and Capital Resources

Cash Resources

As at March 31, 2007, the Company had working capital of $302.9 million compared to working capital of $292.6 million as at December 31, 2006. Cash and cash equivalent was $317.4 million as at March 31, 2007 compared with $402.2 million as at December 31, 2006. The decrease in cash and cash equivalent compared with December 31, 2006, was due primarily to income tax payments relating to 2006, increased account receivables in Neves-Corvo and strategic investments.

Management believes the Company's financial position at March 31, 2007, together with cash flows from operations, are more than sufficient to support the Company's operating and capital requirements on an ongoing basis.

The Company's 2007 capital spending initiatives include $88 million to complete the Aljustrel redevelopment with production commencing in September 2007 and $18 million to complete a bankable feasibility study at its 49% owned Ozernoe zinc project in Russia.

Critical Accounting Estimates

The Company's accounting policies are described in Note 2 of the annual consolidated financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2006. For a complete discussion of those policies deemed most critical by the Company, refer to the Company's 2006 annual MD&A, available on the SEDAR website.

Changes in accounting policies

Effective for the first quarter beginning on January 1, 2007, the Company has adopted Sections 1530 and 3855 of the CICA Handbook, "Comprehensive Income" and "Financial Instruments - Recognition and Measurement". Section 1530, Comprehensive Income is the net change in a company's net assets that results from transactions, events and circumstances from sources other than the Company's shareholders and includes items that would not normally be included in net earnings such as cumulative translation adjustments resulting from the translation of foreign denominated financial statements to US dollars using the current rate method and unrealized gains or losses on available-for-sale securities. Section 3855, Financial Instruments - Recognition and Measurement requires that all financial assets, except those classified as held to maturity, and derivative financial instruments, must be measured at fair value. All financial liabilities must be measured at fair value when they are classified as held for trading; otherwise, they are measured at cost.

The adoption of Sections 1530 and 3855 resulted in changes to the Company's current period's earnings as well as required an adjustment to the opening balances for retained earnings and total assets.

The cumulative translation adjustment and unrealized gain on available-for-sale securities as at December 31, 2006 were $52.4 million and $3.2 million respectively. The aggregate of these amounts has been reported as a transition adjustment during the current period to the opening balance of Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income in the Interim Consolidated Statements of Changes in Shareholders' Equity.

The cumulative translation adjustment and unrealized gain on available-for-sale securities for the three months ended March 31, 2007 were $19.6 million and $8.4 million net of tax respectively, and are reported in the current period as other comprehensive income.

Risks and Uncertainties

The operations of Lundin Mining involve certain significant risks, including but not limited to credit risk, foreign exchange risk, and derivative risk. For a complete discussion of the aforementioned risks, refer to the Company's 2006 annual MD&A, available on the SEDAR website.

Reclamation Fund

As at March 31, 2007, the Company had $32.0 million in a number of reclamation funds that will be used to fund future site restoration and mine closure costs at the Company's various mine sites. The Company will continue to contribute annually to these funds based on an estimate of the future site restoration and mine closure costs as detailed in the closure plans. Changes in environmental laws and regulations can create uncertainty with regards to future reclamation costs and affect the funding requirements.

Outstanding share data

As at May 8, 2007, the Company had 286,327,696 common shares issued and outstanding and 2,131,068 share options and 382,881 stock appreciation rights issued and outstanding under its stock-based incentive plans.

Cautionary Statement on Forward-Looking Information

This report contains assumptions, estimates, and other forward-looking statements regarding future events. Such forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties and are subject to factors, many of which are beyond the Company's control that may cause actual results or performance to differ materially from those currently anticipated in such statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements include among others metal price volatility, economic and political events affecting metal supply and demand, fluctuations in ore grade, tonnes of ore milled, geological, technical, and mining or processing problems. Readers are cautioned not to put undue reliance on these forward-looking statements.

Non-GAAP Performance Measures

Zinc and copper cash production cost (US$/pound) are key performance measures that management uses to monitor performance. Management uses these statistics to assess how well the Company's producing mines are performing compared to plan and to assess overall efficiency and effectiveness of the mining operations. These performance measures have no meaning within Canadian Generally Accepted Accounting Principles ("GAAP") and, therefore, amounts presented may not be comparable to similar data presented by other mining companies. The data is intended to provide additional information and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for measures of performance prepared in accordance with Canadian GAAP.

The following table presents the calculation of Zinc and Copper Cash Production Costs (US$/pound) for each of the Company's operations for the periods indicated.

Management's Report on Internal Control over Financial Reporting

The Company's management is responsible for establishing and maintaining adequate internal controls over financial reporting. Any system of internal control over financial reporting, no matter how well designed, has inherent limitations. Therefore, even those systems determined to be effective can provide only reasonable assurance with respect to financial statement preparation and presentation.

There have been no changes in the Company's internal control over financial reporting during the quarter ended March 31, 2007 that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, internal control over financial reporting.

Reconciliation of unit cash costs of payable copper and zinc sold to the consolidated statements of operations

Thousands of US dollars, except zinc and copper cash cost per pound of payable metal



-------------------------------------------- -----------------------------
Three months ended Three months ended
31-Mar-07 31-Mar-06
Zinc Zinkgruvan Storliden Galmoy Zinkgruvan Storliden Galmoy
-------------------------------------------- -----------------------------
Operating
expenses,
excluding
depreciation 13,377 7,688 12,750 10,451 12,633 12,795
Treatment
charges
for zinc 13,755 3,764 9,092 13,723 4,787 10,859
By-product
credits (19,969) (6,813) (2,180) (10,526) (13,889) (3,872)
Other items
affecting cash
production costs - (3,850) - - (7,069) -
-------------------------------------------- -----------------------------
Total 7,163 789 19,662 13,648 (3,538) 19,782

Zinc metal
payable (tonnes) 13,870 3,892 7,744 17,602 6,971 14,844
Zinc metal payable
(000's pounds) 30,578 8,580 17,073 38,806 15,368 32,725
-------------------------------------------- -----------------------------
Zinc cash
production cost
per pound per
payable metal
sold (i) 0.23 0.09 1.15 0.35 (0.23) 0.60
-------------------------------------------- -----------------------------

(i) includes
treatment
charges
for zinc 0.45 0.44 0.53 0.35 0.31 0.33
-------------------------------------------- -----------------------------

--------------------------------------------
Three months ended
31-Mar-07
Copper Neves-Corvo
--------------------------------------------
Operating
expenses,
excluding
depreciation 33,813
Treatment
charges for copper 11,539
By-product
credits (12,177)
Other items
affecting cash
production costs (5,979)
--------------------------------------------
Total 27,196

Copper metal
payable (tonnes) 18,899
Copper metal payable
(000's pounds) 41,665
--------------------------------------------
Copper cash
cost per pound
of payable
metal sold (i) 0.65
--------------------------------------------

(i) includes
treatment charges
for copper 0.28
--------------------------------------------

 


Other Information

Additional information regarding the Company is included in the Company's Annual Information Form ("AIF") and Annual Report on Form 40-F, which are filed with the Canadian securities regulators and the United States Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), respectively. A copy of the Company's AIF is posted on the SEDAR website at www.sedar.com. A copy of the Form 40-F can be obtained from the SEC website at www.sec.gov.



LUNDIN MINING CORPORATION
INTERIM CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(in thousands of US dollars)

March 31, December 31,
2007 2006
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
(Unaudited)

ASSETS
Current
Cash and cash equivalents $ 317,393 $ 402,170
Accounts receivable 130,340 96,435
Inventories 30,968 24,723
Prepaid expenses 4,442 3,125
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
483,143 526,453
Long-term receivables 952 971
Reclamation fund 31,987 31,710
Investments 95,952 25,882
Mineral properties, plant and equipment (Note 5) 1,713,990 1,710,041
Other assets 1,987 4,835
Future income tax assets 10,892 12,149
Goodwill 524,240 517,559
--------------------------------------------------------------------------

$ 2,863,143 $ 2,829,600
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------------------

LIABILITIES
Current
Accounts payable $ 38,495 $ 41,845
Accrued liabilities 81,689 104,923
Income taxes payable 54,192 80,530
Current portion of long term debt and
capital leases (Note 6) 2,658 3,284
Current portion of deferred revenue (Note 7) 3,204 3,264
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
180,238 233,846
Long-term debt and capital leases (Note 6) 43,296 42,851
Deferred revenue (Note 7) 58,845 61,066
Provision for pension obligations 15,259 15,470
Asset retirement obligations and other
provisions (Note 8) 97,627 95,867
Future income tax liabilities 247,420 250,732
--------------------------------------------------------------------------

642,685 699,832
--------------------------------------------------------------------------

SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY
Share capital (Note 9(a)) 1,897,447 1,890,275
Contributed surplus 7,545 8,887
Cumulative translation adjustment (Note 2) - 52,404
Accumulated other comprehensive income (Note 2) 83,556 -
Retained earnings (Note 2) 231,910 178,202
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2,220,458 2,129,768
--------------------------------------------------------------------------

$ 2,863,143 $ 2,829,600
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------------------

Subsequent events (Notes 11 and 12)

APPROVED BY THE BOARD
(Signed) Lukas H. Lundin (Signed) Dale C. Peniuk
Lukas H. Lundin Dale C. Peniuk

See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements.


LUNDIN MINING CORPORATION
INTERIM CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(Unaudited, in thousands of US dollars, except for shares and per share
amounts)

Three months Three months
ended ended
March 31 March 31
2007 2006
--------------------------------------------------------------------------

Sales $ 193,920 $ 91,798
Cost of sales (67,242) (35,838)
Accretion of asset retirement obligations (1,120) -
Depreciation, depletion and amortization (35,878) (14,037)
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
89,680 41,923

Expenses
General exploration and project investigation (4,919) (1,569)
Selling, general and administration (6,731) (2,313)
Stock-based compensation (1,520) (1,815)
Foreign exchange losses (2,720) (1,077)
Gains (losses) on derivative instruments (5,524) (5,977)
Interest income 4,029 444
Interest and bank charges (910) (141)
--------------------------------------------------------------------------

(18,295) (12,448)
--------------------------------------------------------------------------

Earnings before undernoted items 71,385 29,475

Non-controlling interest - (173)
--------------------------------------------------------------------------

Earnings before income taxes 71,385 29,302

Current income taxes (14,021) (7,021)
Future income tax expense (3,656) (820)
--------------------------------------------------------------------------

Net earnings for the period $ 53,708 $ 21,461
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------------------

Basic earnings per share $ 0.19 $ 0.18
Diluted earnings per share $ 0.19 $ 0.17

Basic weighted average number of shares
outstanding 285,453,531 122,081,493
Diluted weighted average number of
shares outstanding 286,057,904 123,083,991


INTERIM CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
(in thousands of US dollars)

Three months
ended
March 31
2007
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
(Unaudited)

Net earnings for the period $ 53,708

Other comprehensive income
Unrealized gains on available for sale investments,
net of tax of $1.719 million (Note 2) 8,357
Cumulative translation adjustment (Note 2) 19,602
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
27,959

Comprehensive income for the period $ 81,667
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
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See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements.


LUNDIN MINING CORPORATION
INTERIM CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY
(Unaudited, in thousands of US dollars)


Cumulative
Share Contributed Translation
Capital Surplus Adjustment
--------------------------------------------------------------------------

Balance, December 31, 2005 $ 243,305 $ 1,357 $ (25,399)
Stock-based compensation - 243 -
Translation adjustment
for the period - 2,289
Net earnings for the period - -
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
Balance, March 31, 2006 243,305 1,600 (23,110)

Stock-based compensation - 203 -
Exercise of stock options 661 - -
Transfer of contributed surplus on
exercise of stock options 143 (143) -
Translation adjustment
for the period - - 10,666
Net earnings for the period - - -
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
Balance, June 30, 2006 244,109 1,660 (12,444)

Stock-based compensation - 29 -
Exercise of stock options 1,228 - -
Transfer of contributed surplus on
exercise of stock options 402 (402) -
Translation adjustment
for the period - - 1,120
Net earnings for the period - - -
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
Balance, September 30, 2006 245,739 1,287 (11,324)

Shares issued to acquire shares in
EuroZinc (Note 3) 1,632,738 -
Stock-based compensation - 13,143 -
Exercise of stock options 4,431 - -
Transfer of contributed surplus on
exercise of stock options 5,543 (5,543) -
Transfer of stock appreciation
rights on exercise of stock options 1,824 -
Translation adjustment
for the period - - 63,728
Net earnings for the period - - -
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
Balance, December 31, 2006 1,890,275 8,887 52,404

Stock-based compensation - 1,520 -
Exercise of stock options 3,104 - -
Exercise of stock
appreciation rights 1,206 - -
Transfer of contributed surplus on
exercise of stock options 2,862 (2,862) -
Transition adjustments (Note 2(c)) - - (52,404)
Translation adjustment
for the period - -
Unrealized gains during period on
available-for-sale investments - - -
Net earnings for the period - -
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
Balance, March 31, 2007 $ 1,897,447 $ 7,545 $ -
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
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Accumulated
Other
Comprehensive Retained
Income Earnings Total
--------------------------------------------------------------------------

Balance, December 31, 2005 $ - $ 25,253 $ 244,516
Stock-based compensation - - 243
Translation adjustment
for the period - - 2,289
Net earnings for the period - 21,461 21,461
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
Balance, March 31, 2006 - 46,714 268,509

Stock-based compensation - - 203
Exercise of stock options - - 661
Transfer of contributed surplus on
exercise of stock options - - -
Translation adjustment
for the period - - 10,666
Net earnings for the period - 37,161 37,161
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
Balance, June 30, 2006 - 83,875 317,200

Stock-based compensation - - 29
Exercise of stock options - - 1,228
Transfer of contributed surplus on
exercise of stock options - - -
Translation adjustment
for the period - - 1,120
Net earnings for the period - 30,737 30,737
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
Balance, September 30, 2006 - 114,612 350,314

Shares issued to acquire shares in
EuroZinc (Note 3) - - 1,632,738
Stock-based compensation - - 13,143
Exercise of stock options - - 4,431
Transfer of contributed surplus on
exercise of stock options - - -
Transfer of stock appreciation
rights on exercise of stock options - - 1,824
Translation adjustment
for the period - - 63,728
Net earnings for the period - 63,590 63,590
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
Balance, December 31, 2006 - 178,202 2,129,768

Stock-based compensation - - 1,520
Exercise of stock options - - 3,104
Exercise of stock
appreciation rights - - 1,206
Transfer of contributed surplus on
exercise of stock options - - -
Transition adjustments (Note 2(c)) 55,597 - 3,193
Translation adjustment
for the period 19,602 - 19,602
Unrealized gains during period on
available-for-sale investments 8,357 - 8,357
Net earnings for the period - 53,708 53,708
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
Balance, March 31, 2007 $ 83,556 $ 231,910 $2,220,458
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
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See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements.


LUNDIN MINING CORPORATION
INTERIM CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(Unaudited, in thousands of US dollars)

Three months Three months
ended ended
March 31 March 31
2007 2006
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Operating activities
Net earnings for the period $ 53,708 $ 21,461
Items not involving cash
Amortization of deferred revenue (1,107) (782)
Depreciation, depletion and amortization 35,980 14,037
Stock-based compensation (Note 9(b)) 1,520 1,815
Gain on sale of assets - 82
Future income tax expense 3,656 820
Provision for pensions 221 219
Interest accretion and other 4,230 -
Unrealized loss on derivative instruments 7,095 -
Unrealized foreign exchange losses 3,791 -
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
109,094 37,652

Changes in non-cash working capital items (98,421) (14,948)
--------------------------------------------------------------------------

Cash flow from operating activities 10,673 22,704
--------------------------------------------------------------------------

Financing activities
Common shares issued 4,310 -
Put premium payments (3,889) -
Repayment of debt and capital leases (1,106) -
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(685) -
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Investing activities
Mineral property, plant and equipment
expenditures (33,090) (4,876)
Investments (58,430) (4,609)
Proceeds from sale of investments and
other assets 4 -
--------------------------------------------------------------------------

(91,516) (9,485)
--------------------------------------------------------------------------

Effect of foreign exchange on cash balances (3,249) 1,687
--------------------------------------------------------------------------

Increase (decrease) in cash and cash
equivalents during the period (84,777) 14,906

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period 402,170 74,409
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Cash and cash equivalents, end of period $ 317,393 $ 89,315
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Supplemental Information
Changes in non-cash working capital items
consist of:
Accounts receivable and other current assets $ 38,160 $ (15,155)
Accounts payable and other current liabilities 60,462 1,779
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98,622 $ (13,376)
Operating activities included the following
cash payments
Interest paid $ 419 $ 11
Income taxes paid $ 41,560 $ 13,225

See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements.

 


LUNDIN MINING CORPORATION

Notes to interim consolidated financial statements

For the three months ended March 31, 2007

(Unaudited - Tabular amounts are in thousands of US dollars, except for price per share and per share amounts)

1. BASIS OF PRESENTATION

The unaudited interim consolidated financial statements of Lundin Mining Corporation (the "Company" or "Lundin Mining") are prepared in accordance with Canadian generally accepted accounting principles using the same accounting policies and methods of application as those disclosed in Note 2 to the Company's consolidated financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2006, except as discussed in Note 2 below.

These interim consolidated financial statements do not contain all of the information required by Canadian generally accepted accounting principles for annual financial statements and therefore should be read in conjunction with the Company's 2006 audited consolidated financial statements.

These unaudited interim consolidated financial statements reflect all normal and recurring adjustments which are, in the opinion of management, necessary for a fair presentation of the respective interim periods presented.

Certain of the 2006 figures have been classified to conform to the 2007 presentation.

2. ACCOUNTING POLICIES

Effective January 1, 2007 the Company has adopted the following CICA accounting standards:

a) Section 1530 - Comprehensive Income

Comprehensive income is the change in the Company's net assets that results from transactions, events and circumstances from sources other than the Company's shareholders and includes items that would not normally be included in the net earnings such as cumulative translation adjustments resulting from the translation of foreign denominated financial statements to US dollars using the current rate method and unrealized gains or losses on available-for-sale securities.

b) Section 3855 - Financial Instruments - Recognition and Measurement

This standard requires that all financial assets, except those classified as held to maturity but including derivative financial instruments, must be measured at fair value. All financial liabilities must be measured at fair value when they are classified as held for trading; otherwise, they are measured at cost.

c) Transitional Provisions

The adoption of Sections 1530 and 3855 resulted in changes to the Company's current period's earnings as well as required an adjustment to the opening balances for retained earnings and total assets.

The cumulative translation adjustment and unrealized gain on available-for-sale securities as at December 31, 2006 were $52.4 million and $3.2 million respectively. The aggregate of these amounts has been reported as a transition adjustment during the current period to the opening balance of Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income in the Interim Consolidated Statements of Changes in Shareholders' Equity.

The cumulative translation adjustment and unrealized gain on available-for-sale securities for the three months ended March 31, 2007 were $19.6 million and $8.4 million net of tax respectively, and are reported in the current period as other comprehensive income.

3. BUSINESS ACQUISITIONS

EuroZinc Mining Corporation

On October 31, 2006 the Company completed the acquisition of 100% of the issued and outstanding common shares of EuroZinc Mining Corporation ("EuroZinc") by issuing 160.8 million common shares (post-split) valued at CAD$11.36 (average closing price of the Company's shares on the Toronto Stock Exchange the two days before, the day of, and two days after August 21, 2006, the date of announcement) per share and cash payments totaling $0.05 million to the former EuroZinc shareholders. In addition, the Company issued 2.3 million stock options and 1.5 million stock appreciation rights ("SARs") to the former EuroZinc employees in exchange for the cancellation of the EuroZinc stock options. The terms and conditions of these stock options and stock appreciation rights remain the same as the EuroZinc stock options, except for the number of options issued and their respective exercise prices, which were adjusted according to the exchange ratio. This acquisition has been accounted for under the purchase method.

The allocation of the purchase price of the shares of EuroZinc is summarized in the following table.



Purchase price
Common shares issued (160.8 million shares) $ 1,632,738
Stock options issued in exchange for EuroZinc options (2.3
million options) 12,127
Stock appreciation rights (1.5 million SARs) 10,595
Acquisition costs 12,852
Cash 50
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1,668,362
Less:
Cash and cash equivalents acquired (243,649)
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Net purchase price $ 1,424,713
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Net assets acquired
Restricted cash $ 4,007
Non-cash current assets 104,053
Mineral properties 922,614
Plant and equipment 321,895
Other long-term assets 24,139
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1,376,708
Current liabilities (138,785)
Other liabilities (69,247)
Reclamation and closure cost obligations (66,893)
Future income tax liabilities (178,317)
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Net identifiable assets 923,466
Residual purchase price allocated to goodwill 501,247
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Net assets acquired $ 1,424,713
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The purchase consideration has been allocated to the fair value of the assets acquired and liabilities assumed, with goodwill assigned to specific reporting units, based on management's best estimates and taking into account all available information at the time of acquisition as well as additional information. The fair values allocated to the assets and liabilities were based in part on an independent valuation report dated March 28, 2007. This process was performed in accordance with recent accounting pronouncements relating to "Mining Assets and Business Combinations" (CICA Emerging Issues Committee Abstract 152). The amount allocated to goodwill is not deductible for tax purposes.

4. INVENTORIES

Inventories consist of:



March 31 December 31
2007 2006
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Ore stock piles $ 4,603 $ 4,522
Concentrate stock piles 15,589 9,305
Materials and supplies 10,776 10,896
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$ 30,968 $ 24,723
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5. MINERAL PROPERTIES, PLANT AND EQUIPMENT

Mineral properties, plant and equipment consist of:



March 31, 2007 December 31, 2006
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Accum- Accum-
ulated ulated
Cost Depletion Net Cost Depletion Net
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Mineral
prop-
erties $1,477,566 $ 152,980 $1,324,586 $1,470,393 $ 128,478 $1,341,915
Plant and
equipment 376,714 38,209 338,505 360,646 27,655 332,991
Develop-
ment 50,899 - 50,899 35,135 - 35,135
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$ 1,905,179 $ 191,189 $1,713,990 $1,866,174 $ 156,133 $1,710,041
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During the three months ended March 31, 2007, the Company spent $36.2 million on capital equipment, mine development and related infrastructure.

6. LONG-TERM DEBT AND CAPITAL LEASES

Long-term debt and capital leases consist of:



March 31 December 31
2007 2006
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Somincor bonds - 2005 to 2009 $ 35,959 $ 35,689
Capital lease obligations 6,540 6,866
Deferred employee housing sales 290 239
Investment incentive loan 868 1,061
Aljustrel debt 2,297 2,280
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Total 45,954 46,135
Less: current portion of long-term debt
and capital leases (2,658) (3,284)
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$ 43,296 $ 42,851
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Management believes that the fair value of long-term debt approximates its carrying value.

7. DEFERRED REVENUE

On December 8, 2004, the Company entered into an agreement with Silver Wheaton Corp. ("Silver Wheaton") whereby the Company agreed to sell all of its silver contained in concentrate from the Zinkgruvan mine in Sweden to Silver Wheaton in consideration for an upfront cash payment of $50 million (CAD$60.6 million), 6 million (post-consolidation) Silver Wheaton shares and 30 million Silver Wheaton share purchase warrants with an aggregate fair value of $22.8 million, plus a per ounce payment at a price equal to the lesser of (a) US$3.90 (subject to a consumer price adjustment after three years) and (b) the then prevailing market price per ounce of silver.

The following table summarizes the changes in deferred revenue balance during the period:



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Balance, December 31, 2006 $ 64,330
Amortization during period (1,107)
Effect from changes in foreign exchange rates (1,174)
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Balance, March 31, 2007 62,049
Less: current portion of deferred revenue (3,204)
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$ 58,845
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8. ASSET RETIREMENT OBLIGATIONS AND OTHER PROVISIONS

The asset retirement obligations and other provisions relate to the operations of Neves-Corvo, Zinkgruvan, Storliden, Aljustrel and Galmoy mines. The following is a reconciliation of changes in the provision during the period:



Asset Retirement Obligations
Balance, December 31, 2006 91,031
Accretion 1,120
Payments (131)
Effect of foreign exchange 342
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Balance, March 31, 2007 92,362
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Other Mine Closure Obligations
Balance, December 31, 2006 4,836
Provisions during the period 385
Effect of foreign exchange 44
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Balance, March 31, 2007 5,265
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Total $ 97,627
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9. SHARE CAPITAL

All shares, stock options and stock appreciation rights shown in the tables below are calculated as if the three-for-one stock split, which was effective February 5, 2007, had occurred at December 31, 2005.

(a) The authorized and issued share capital is as follows:

Authorized - unlimited number of common shares with no par value and one special share with no par value.

Issued and outstanding:



Number of
shares Amounts
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Balance, December 31, 2005 and March 31, 2006 122,081,493 $ 243,305
Exercise of stock options 202,500 661
Transfer of contributed surplus on exercise
of stock options - 143
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Balance, June 30, 2006 122,283,993 244,109

Exercise of stock options 441,000 1,228
Transfer of contributed surplus on exercise
of stock options - 402
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Balance, September 30, 2006 122,724,993 245,739

Shares issued to acquire shares of
EuroZinc (Note 3) 160,834,548 1,632,738
Exercise of stock options 1,000,284 4,431
Exercise of stock appreciation rights 240,240 1,824
Transfer of contributed surplus on exercise
of stock options - 5,543
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Balance, December 31, 2006 284,800,065 1,890,275

Exercise of stock options 1,087,653 3,104
Exercise of stock appreciation rights 150,000 1,206
Transfer of contributed surplus on exercise
of stock options - 2,862
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Balance, March 31, 2007 286,037,718 $ 1,897,447
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(b) Stock options

The Company uses the fair value method of accounting for all stock-based payments to employees, directors and officers. Under this method, the Company recorded a stock-based compensation expense of $1.5 million during the first quarter of 2007 (2006 - $1.8 million). The fair value of the stock options granted during the quarter, as measured at the date of the grant using the Black-Scholes option pricing model, assumed a risk-free interest rates of 4.1%, no dividend yield, expected life 2.0 years and expected price volatility of 55%.

Incentive stock options issued, exercised and outstanding for the three months ended March 31, 2007 is as follows:



Weighted
average
exercise
Number of price
Options (CAD$)
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Outstanding, December 31, 2006 3,038,267 $ 5.87
Granted during the year 270,000 12.82
Exercised during the year (1,087,653) 4.07
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Outstanding, March 31, 2007 2,220,614 $ 7.32
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During the three months ended March 31, 2007, the Company granted 270,000 incentive stock options to employees and officers at a weighted average price of CAD $12.82 that expire between January 17, 2009 and February 24, 2009. The breakdown of options outstanding as at March 31, 2007 is as follows:



Weighted
Average Weighted
Remaining Average
Range of Number of Contractual Number of Exercise
exercise Year of Options Life Options Price
prices (CAD$) Expiry Outstanding (Years) Exercisable (CAD$)
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$4.09 - $4.22 2007 180,000 0.6 180,000 $ 4.20
$7.39 - $12.49 2008 330,000 1.2 330,000 10.49
$2.10 - $13.00 2009 276,000 1.8 276,000 12.58
$2.28 - $3.33 2010 538,593 3.3 225,380 2.37
$9.14 - $10.15 2011 896,019 4.4 434,300 9.64
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2,220,612 3.1 1,445,680 $ 7.93
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(c) Stock Appreciation Rights

In connection with the October 31, 2006 acquisition of EuroZinc (Note 3), the Company issued stock appreciation rights to certain former EuroZinc employees in exchange for the cancellation of their stock options. The terms of the newly issued stock appreciation rights were the same as those of the cancelled options, with the exception of the number of shares and the exercise prices, which were adjusted for the share exchange ratio of the EuroZinc acquisition. Holders of stock appreciation rights have the right to elect to receive either shares in the Company or a cash payout equal to the excess of the fair market value of the shares over the exercise price on the date of exercise. All stock appreciation rights are fully vested and exercisable.

Stock appreciation rights issued, exercised and outstanding is as follows:



Weighted average
Number of stock exercise price
appreciation rights (CAD$)
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Oustanding, December 31, 2006 1,221,081 $ 5.27
Exercised during the period for shares (150,000) 9.03
Exercised during the period for cash (688,200) 4.14
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Outstanding, March 31, 2007 382,881 $ 5.81
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The stock appreciation rights are recorded as a current liability and are adjusted based on the Company's closing stock price at the end of each reporting period. The liability as at March 31, 2007 was $2.3 million (December 31, 2006 - $9.2 million). The breakdown of stock appreciation rights outstanding as at March 31, 2007 is as follows:



Weighted average
Number of stock exercise price
Expiry date appreciation rights (CAD$)
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June 8, 2010 135,360 $ 2.31
July 5, 2010 76,161 2.28
May 11, 2011 171,360 10.15
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Outstanding, March 31, 2007 382,881 $ 5.81
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10. SEGMENTED INFORMATION

The Company is currently engaged in mining, exploration and development of mineral properties, primarily in Portugal, Sweden and Ireland.

Operating segmented information is as follows:



Three months Three months
ended March 31, ended March 31,
2007 2006
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Sales
Zinkgruvan $ 49,476 $ 38,453
Storliden 15,544 25,892
Galmoy 17,752 27,408
Neves-Corvo 111,507 -
Other (359) 45
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$ 193,920 $ 91,798
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Three months Three months
ended March 31, ended March 31,
2007 2006
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Operating profit
Zinkgruvan $ 30,766 $ 24,139
Storliden 4,748 9,153
Galmoy 610 8,580
Neves-Corvo 53,927 -
Other (371) 51
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$ 89,680 $ 41,923
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March 31, December 31,
2007 2006
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Total assets
Zinkgruvan $ 453,968 $ 437,570
Storliden 45,934 107,082
Galmoy 149,642 175,527
Neves-Corvo(i) 2,300,956 2,152,939
Ozernoe 153,057 150,292
Intercorporate adjustments (240,414) (193,810)
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$ 2,863,143 $ 2,829,600
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(i)Neves-Corvo figures include the assets for the Aljustrel zinc mine under
development in Portugal.

 


Geographic segmented information is as follows:



Three months Three months
ended March 31, ended March 31,
2007 2006
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Sales
Sweden $ 65,020 $ 64,345
Ireland 17,752 27,408
Portugal 111,507 -
Other (359) 45
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$ 193,920 $ 91,798
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Three months Three months
ended March 31, ended March 31,
2007 2006
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Operating profit
Sweden $ 35,514 $ 33,292
Ireland 610 8,580
Portugal 53,927 -
Other (371) 51
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$ 89,680 $ 41,923
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March 31, December 31,
2007 2006
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Total assets
Sweden $ 499,902 $ 544,652
Ireland 149,642 175,527
Portugal 2,300,956 2,152,939
Russia 153,057 150,292
Intercorporate adjustments (240,414) (193,810)
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$ 2,863,143 $ 2,829,600
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11. FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS

The various derivative contracts include forward sales and calls and put options for the purpose of managing financial risks and are not for trading purposes.

The following table and notes summarize the outstanding derivatives contracts of the Company as at March 31, 2007:



2009 -
2007 2008 2011(i) Total
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Copper
Puts (tonnes) 35,136 - - 35,136
Average price (US$/Ib) $ 0.84 - - $ 0.84

Calls (tonnes) 7,425 - - 7,425
Average price (US$/Ib) $ 4.00 - - $ 4.00

Forward sales (tonnes) 6,300 - - 6,300
Average price (US$/Ib) $ 3.00 - - $ 3.00

Silver
Forward sales (ounces) 39,852 95,460 284,532 419,844
Average price (US$/ounce) $ 11.60 11.60 $ 11.60 $ 11.60

Lead
Forward sales (tonnes) 2,250 4,500 - 6,750
Average price (US$/lb) $ 0.54 0.54 $ - $ 0.54

Zinc
Forward sales (tonnes) 1,200 2,400 - 3,600
Average price (US$/lb) $ 1.22 1.22 $ - $ 1.22

US Currency
Forward sales $104,000 - - 104,000
Average US$/EUR 1.2903 - - $ 1.2903

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(i) Between 2009 and 2011, silver forward sales are 117,072 oz,
114,720 oz, and 52,740 oz respectively, all at $11.60/oz.

 


In addition to the derivative contracts noted in the table above, the Company is also a party to the following structured derivatives as at March 31, 2007:

- multiple structured foreign exchange contracts with various counterparties having the following terms:

i. to sell between US$5.0 million and US$7.5 million and buy Euro dollars at prices between US$1.2025 and US$1.3000 per EUR 1.00, on a monthly basis from April to August 2007;

ii. to sell US$1.0 million and buy Euro dollars at prices between US$1.1800 and US$1.3000 per EUR 1.00, on a monthly basis from April to August 2007;

iii. to sell US$4.0 million and buy Euro dollars at US$1.2850 per EUR 1.00, on a monthly basis from April to June 2007, and to sell US$2.0 million and buy Euro dollars at US$1.2850 per EUR 1.00, on a monthly basis from July to December 2007, with a floor of US$1.2000 per EUR 1.00;

iv. to sell between US$2.0 million and US$4.0 million and buy Euro dollars at prices between US$1.2640 and US$1.2980 per EUR 1.00, on a monthly basis from April to September 2007;and

v. to sell between US$3.5 million and US$7.0 million and buy Euro dollars at prices between US$1.2410 and US$1.2900 per EUR 1.00, on a monthly basis from April to December 2007.

- two structured lead put contracts with a counterparty having the following terms:

vi. on a monthly basis between April and December 2007, the Company has a contingent right (triggered if LME spot is below $0.46/lb) to sell 600 tonnes at $0.46/lb or a contingent obligation (triggered if LME spot is at or above $0.59/lb) to sell 600 tonnes at $0.54/lb; and

vii. on a monthly basis between April and December 2007, the Company has a contingent right (triggered if LME spot is below $0.52/lb) to sell 600 tonnes at $0.52/lb or a contingent obligation (triggered if LME spot is at or above $0.64/lb) to sell 600 tonnes at $0.59/lb.

The net derivative liability on the mark-to-market valuation of all the outstanding derivatives and financial instruments as at March 31, 2007 was $7.5 million (December 31, 2006 - $2.9 million). For the period ended March 31, 2007, the Company recorded a net loss of $5.5 million on derivative instruments consisting of a $0.8 million realized gain from the settlement of derivative contracts, offset by an unrealized loss of $6.3 million related to the mark-to-market adjustment on the outstanding derivative contracts.

Subsequent to quarter end, the Company entered into the following derivative contracts:

- to sell forward on a monthly basis 1,000 tonnes of copper at an average of $3.45 per pound for the period May to December 2007; and

- to sell forward on a monthly basis 1,000 tonnes of lead at a fixed price of $0.83 per pound for the period July 2007 to June 2008.


12. SUBSEQUENT EVENTS

(a) Rio Narcea Gold Mines, Ltd. ("Rio Narcea")

On April 4, 2007, Lundin Mining and Rio Narcea announced that they had entered into a definitive support agreement pursuant to which Lundin Mining will offer to acquire all of the outstanding shares and warrants by way of a take-over bid for CAD$5.00 cash per share and CAD$1.04 cash per warrant. In conjunction with the offer, Lundin Mining arranged an $800 million senior credit facility, under usual conditions, with the Scotia Bank that the Company can use for general corporate purposes.

Concurrent with Lundin Mining's offer to purchase Rio Narcea and contingent upon the success of the takeover bid, Red Back Mining Inc., a company with two directors in common with the Company, has signed an option agreement with Lundin Mining to acquire Rio Narcea's Tasiast gold mine from Lundin Mining in consideration for USD $225 million in cash and assumption of USD $42.5 million in debt related to the Tasiast gold mine.

On April 20, 2007, Lundin Mining announced that the Offeror's Circular regarding the proposed purchase transaction had been mailed to all shareholders and warrant holders of Rio Narcea. The bid, unless extended or withdrawn, expires at 6:00 pm (Toronto time) on May 29, 2007.

(b) Tenke Mining Corp. ("Tenke")

On April 11, 2007, Lundin Mining and Tenke announced that they had entered into an agreement to combine the two companies by way of a Plan of Arrangement, whereby at the close of the transaction Tenke shares will be automatically exchanged on the basis of 1.73 Lundin Mining common shares for each Tenke common share. Tenke has three directors in common with the Company.

Upon completion of the transaction Lundin Mining will have approximately 389.9 million common shares outstanding, with existing Lundin Mining and Tenke shareholders owning approximately 73% and 27% of Lundin Mining respectively.

The transaction is conditional upon the Tenke shareholders approving the Plan of Arrangement by a 66.7% majority via special resolution as well as other customary conditions and regulatory approvals. Lundin Mining has elected to hold a special shareholders meeting to approve the issue of Lundin Mining common shares pursuant to the Plan of Arrangement by a 50.1% majority via ordinary resolution. The special shareholders meetings of Tenke and Lundin Mining to vote on the transaction are expected to be held in mid-June 2007, with an expected close to the proposed transaction in late June 2007.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION

Significant differences between Canadian Generally Accepted Accounting Principles ("Canadian GAAP") and International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS")/ International Accounting Standards ("IAS").

The shares of Lundin Mining trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange and AMEX, and Lundin Mining's Depository Receipts trade on the Stockholm Stock Exchange ("SSE"). Most companies that trade on the SSE are required to report according to IFRS/IAS. However, as a Canadian company, Lundin Mining is required to report according to Canadian GAAP. The Company has reviewed the differences between Canadian GAAP and IFRS/IAS and has identified the following items which would or may have a significant impact on the financial statements of Lundin Mining.

According to IFRS 3, future costs such as restructuring items, which are expected to occur subsequent to an acquisition, should not be provided for in the purchase price allocation. Instead, these costs should be realized in the income statement when the costs actually occur. However, according to Canadian GAAP, restructuring costs that are expected to occur as a result of an acquisition should be provided for in the purchase price allocation. Restructuring costs that arose during 2006, as a result of the merger with Eurozinc, in the amount of $7.0 million, have been provided for in the purchase price allocation.

According to Canadian GAAP, impairment test of assets should be carried out by comparing the future cash flows of the assets to their carrying values. Future cash flows are dependent on a number of assumptions, including, among other things, future metal prices, exchange rates and discount rates. According to Canadian GAAP, future cash flows should be based on undiscounted values. Lundin Mining believes that the future cash flows from the Company's assets exceed their carrying values and, accordingly, no write downs are necessary. According to IAS 36, the future cash flows would be based on discounted values. Under IFRS, no impairment charge would be required.

According to Canadian GAAP, when an asset is acquired other than in a business combination and the tax basis is less than its cost, then the cost of future income taxes recognized at the time of acquisition is added to the cost of the asset. However, according to IAS 12, temporary tax differences arising on the initial recognition of an asset on a purchase of an asset in other than a business combination are not permitted. In connection with the acquisition of the Ozernoe project, the Company recognized a future income tax liability of $34.9 million under Canadian GAAP.

OTHER SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION



1. List of directors and officers at May 10, 2007:
(a) Directors:
Lukas H. Lundin, Chairman
Colin K. Benner, Vice Chairman
Brian D. Edgar
Dale C. Peniuk
David F. Mullen
Donald K. Charter
Graham Mascall
John H. Craig
William A. Rand
Tony O'Reilly Jnr.

(b) Officers:
Lukas H. Lundin, Chairman
Colin K. Benner, Vice Chairman
Karl-Axel Waplan, President and Chief Executive Officer
Anders Haker, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Joao Carrelo, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Neil O'Brien, Senior Vice President of Exploration and Business
Development
Manfred Lindvall, Vice President Environment, Health and Safety
Mikael Schauman, Vice President Marketing
Wojtek Wodzicki, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships
Kevin Hisko, Corporate Secretary

2. Financial information
The report for the second quarter 2007 will be published on or before
August 14, 2007.

3. Other information
Address (Vancouver office):
Lundin Mining Corporation
Suite 2101
885 West Georgia Street
Vancouver B.C. V6C 3E8
Canada
Telephone: +1 604 681 1337
Fax: +1 604 681 1339
Address (Sweden office):
Lundin Mining AB
Hovslagargatan 5
SE-111 48 Stockholm
Sweden
Telephone: +46 8 550 560 00
Fax: +46 8 550 560 01

Website: www.lundinmining.com.
The corporate number of the Company is 306723-8.


FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

Lundin Mining Corporation
Karl-Axel Waplan
President and CEO
+46-705-10 42 39
Email: ka.waplan@lundinmining.com

or

Lundin Mining Corporation
Anders Haker
Vice President and CFO
+46-708-10 85 59
Email: anders.haker@lundinmining.com

or

Lundin Mining Corporation
Catarina Ihre
Manager, Investor relations
+46-706-07 92 63
Email: catarina.ihre@lundinmining.com

or

Lundin Mining Corporation
Sophia Shane
Investor relations, North America
(604) 689-7842
Email: sophias@namdo.com
Website: www.lundinmining.com