Jaguar announces it will not proceed with take-over bid for HudBay



    TORONTO, Jan. 23 /CNW/ - Jaguar Financial Corporation ("Jaguar") (TSX:
JFC) today announced that it will not proceed with an offer (the "Offer") to
acquire all of the issued common shares of HudBay Minerals Inc. ("HudBay")
(TSX: HBM) as announced on November 21, 2008. The reasons for not proceeding
with the Offer include the decision of the Ontario Securities Commission
released today that requires a HudBay shareholders vote as a condition of
completing the transaction with Lundin Mining Corporation (TSX: LUN) and,
secondly, the convened HudBay shareholders meeting for March 31, 2009, as a
result of a requisition made by a HudBay shareholder to replace the HudBay
board of directors.

    About Jaguar

    Jaguar is a Canadian merchant bank that invests in a variety of industry
sectors and specializes in undervalued small capitalization companies in a
variety of industry sectors.

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Company discussed herein could differ materially from those expressed or
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and competition. The cautionary statements qualify all forward-looking
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statements.





For further information:

For further information: Vic Alboini, Chairman & Chief Executive
Officer, (416) 644-8110 - or - Kyler Wells, General Counsel & Corporate
Secretary, (416) 644-8177

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