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      General Manager announced for Eagle Mine

      Michael Welch, General Manager at Eagle Mine

      Eagle Mine announced on Tuesday that Michael Welch has joined Lundin Mining as the General Manager of the Eagle Mine facility.

      According to Eagle Mine, Welch joined the operation as General Manager on January 6. Welch has 20 years of operations and project management experience.

      "I'm very pleased that Michael has accepted our offer to lead Eagle Mine," said Paul McRae, Senior Vice President Projects. "I look forward to the commencement of operations in Q4 2014 with Michael guiding the team."

      Welch's most recent position was at Glencore Xstrata's Raglan nickel operations in Quebec, and he expressed excitement in joining the Upper Michigan community.

      "My family and I are excited to be a part of the community and the Eagle team," said Welch. "Guided by Lundin's business principles, Eagle will be a safe, disciplined operation that promotes local jobs and protects the environment.