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Monday 09 February, 2009

Nyrstar

Nyrstar: Shareholder Notification





Balen, Belgium (9 February 2009) - Nyrstar NV announces that it
received notification of significant shareholdings on 9 February
2009, in accordance with Belgian Law of 2 May 2007 on the disclosure
of significant shareholdings in listed companies.

Glencore Holding AG has notified Nyrstar that it, through its
subsidiary Glencore Investments BV, has acquired a shareholding in
Nyrstar. Its consolidated holding, as of 3 February 2009, is
7,791,622 ordinary shares, representing 7.79% of the issued share
capital and voting rights of Nyrstar.


+-------------------------------------------------------------------+
|          |              |      Current       |       Before       |
|----------+--------------+--------------------+--------------------|
| Trade    | Name         | Ordinary  | %      | Ordinary | %Voting |
| Date     |              | shares    | Voting | shares   | rights  |
|          |              |           | rights |          |         |
|----------+--------------+-----------+--------+----------+---------|
| 3        | Glencore     | 7,791,622 | 7.79%  | -        | -       |
| February | Investments  |           |        |          |         |
| 2009     | BV           |           |        |          |         |
+-------------------------------------------------------------------+


Further details regarding the above notification are available on the
Nyrstar website:


http://www.nyrstar.com/nyrstar/en/investors/shareholderstructure/

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About Nyrstar
Nyrstar NV is the world's largest producer of zinc metal and  alloys,
and in addition, is one of the world's largest primary lead  smelting
and  refining  companies.   The  company   produces  other   valuable
by-products including copper, gold and indium, along with significant
quantities of refined silver. In 2007 Nyrstar produced more than  one
million  tonnes  of  zinc.  Incorporated  in  Belgium  and  with  its
corporate offices  in London  (United Kingdom)  and Balen  (Belgium),
Nyrstar has wholly-owned  operations in  Australia, Belgium,  France,
the Netherlands and the  USA and joint  ventures in Australia,  China
and France. Nyrstar is listed  on Euronext Brussels under the  symbol
NYR.   For   further   information   visit   the   Nyrstar   website,
www.nyrstar.com



Contacts

Investors / Media
Jan Altink
Director IR and
Communications
T: +44 20 7408 8119
M: +44 7912 269 483
jan.altink@nyrstar.com

Craig Chapman
IR Manager
T: +44 20 7408 8195
M: +44 7912 391 370
craig.chapman@nyrstar.com

Geert Lambrechts
Communications Advisor
T: +32 14 449 646
M: +32 473 637 892
geert.lambrechts@nyrstar.com


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