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Vale on Samarco’s accident

All at Vale would like to express our sadness and solidarity to all affected by the terrible accident which occurred at Samarco´s tailings dam on November 5th 2015.

Production in Vale´s Fábrica Nova / Timbopeba mining operations in Vale´s Southeastern mining complex may be negatively impacted by 3Mt in 2015 and 9Mt in 2016. In addition, Vale will stop the sale of Run of Mine (ROM) from its Fazendão mine to Samarco. These are all preliminary assessments which may change as other alternatives are explored.

However our first priority at this time is to be completely focused on offering all the necessary support to Samarco and the authorities in assisting the local communities at this very sad time.

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