HudBay completes transfer of its stake in Michigan project to Aquila Resources

TORONTO – HudBay Minerals Inc. (TSX:HBM) has completed the transfer of its 51 per cent stake in a Michigan exploration project to its joint venture partner, Aquila Resources Inc. (TSX:AQA).

HudBay received 18.6 million Aquila shares for its stake in the Back Forty zinc and gold property, which the junior mining company has been exploring for about a decade with various partners.

Aquila stock has risen since the deal was announced in early November. The shares closed Thursday at 14 cents, up from 11.5 cents at the close on Nov. 7, just prior to the announcement.

As a result, HudBay’s stake in Aquila has risen to about 18 per cent from about 14.6 per cent when the deal was announced.