Lundin Mining Corporation Signs ESRI Multinational Agreement

               Integrated Worldwide GIS Deployment Made Possible through Centralized Sales and Support Contract

Redlands, California—March 12, 2009—Lundin Mining Corporation recently selected ESRI as its global geographic information system (GIS) software provider and entered into a two-year multinational agreement (MNA) with ESRI. The MNA will be managed by ESRI (UK) Ltd. and will enable Lundin Mining to deploy the full suite of ArcGIS products in an open, scalable, and standards-based GIS architecture.

Lundin Mining is a diversified base metals mining company with operations in Portugal, Spain, and Sweden, producing copper, nickel, lead, and zinc. In addition, Lundin Mining holds a development project pipeline that includes the world-class Tenke Fungurume copper/cobalt project in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Lundin Mining also has an extensive exploration portfolio and interests in international mining and exploration ventures. Its corporate offices are in Canada and the United Kingdom.

“This MNA license agreement with ESRI gives our exploration geologists, geophysicists, and geochemists a common platform for effective collaboration and sharing of ideas with powerful data management, visualization, and analysis tools,” says Dick West, Lundin Mining’s exploration technology director. “This will increase our odds of exploration and development success and reduce the time to reach decision points. ESRI’s capabilities and willingness to provide global technical support and expertise in the GIS needs of the mining industry, including mining-industry-specific training, all contributed to our decision to go forward with ESRI and the ArcGIS platform.”

Says Jack Dangermond, president of ESRI, “We look forward to working with Lundin Mining Corporation and are confident that together we can quickly develop a productive working collaboration to accelerate exploration success and improve production efficiency worldwide.”

About ESRI (UK) Ltd.


ESRI (UK) Ltd. ( http://www.esriuk.com) is part of the global ESRI network. With the single, largest pool of GIS expertise in the United Kingdom, the company is the technical authority on GIS. ESRI (UK) provides solutions, technology, and services including off-the-shelf applications built on the ArcGIS software suite and an extensive range of consulting and training services.

Its offerings meet a range of business needs in different markets, including business, local and central government, public safety, defense, utilities, and telecommunications, as well as cater to system integrators and application developers through the ESRI Developer Network (EDN).

ESRI (UK)’s customers include both public-sector clients, such as Leeds City Council, metropolitan police, DCLG, and The Environment Agency, and businesses including Thames Water, RSA Group, and the AA.

ESRI (UK) helps businesses become more profitable and public service more efficient through the better use of geographic information. The ability to understand customers’ needs and harness the power of GIS for the long-term benefit of organizations is what we call visionary thinking.

About ESRI


Since 1969, ESRI has been giving customers around the world the power to think and plan geographically. The market leader in GIS, ESRI software is used in more than 300,000 organizations worldwide including each of the 200 largest cities in the United States, most national governments, more than two-thirds of Fortune 500 companies, and more than 7,000 colleges and universities. ESRI applications, running on more than one million desktops and thousands of Web and enterprise servers, provide the backbone for the world’s mapping and spatial analysis. ESRI is the only vendor that provides complete technical solutions for desktop, mobile, server, and Internet platforms. Visit us at www.esri.com.



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