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Friday 02 December, 2005

Kazakhmys PLC

Appointment of Director

Kazakhmys PLC
02 December 2005

Friday, 2 December 2005

Appointment of Non-Executive Director

Kazakhmys PLC ("Kazakhmys"), the London listed metals and mining group, today
announced the appointment of Lord Renwick of Clifton as a Non-Executive

Lord Renwick, 67, served as British Ambassador to South Africa from 1987 to 1991
and as Ambassador to the United States from 1991 to 1995. He is currently Vice
Chairman, Investment Banking, of JPMorgan Europe and of JPMorgan Cazenove
Limited. He is Chairman of Fluor Limited, a Director of SABMiller plc, Fluor
Corporation and Compagnie Financiere Richemont AG and Deputy Chairman of Fleming
Family & Partners Limited. Lord Renwick has also previously served as a Director
of, amongst others, BHP Billiton PLC, BHP Billiton Limited and Harmony Gold
Mining Company Limited. He is also a trustee of The Economist. Lord Renwick
holds degrees from Cambridge and the Sorbonne.

Lord Renwick has agreed to be Chairman of the remuneration committee.

Mr Vladimir Kim, Chairman of Kazakhmys, commented
"I am delighted to welcome Lord Renwick to the board of Kazakhmys. We will gain
greatly from his long industry experience and his specific knowledge of
international and financial affairs. His appointment will further strengthen our

For further information please contact:

Jinsoo Yang, Head of IR                              Tel:   +44 (0) 20 7887 1458
Sergei Stephantsov, Deputy Head of IR
Kazakhmys PLC

Morgan Bone                                          Tel:   +44 (0) 20 7251 3801
Robin Walker

Notes to Editors
Kazakhmys' principal business is the mining, processing, smelting, refining and
sale of copper and copper products, including copper cathode and copper rod,
which is carried on by the Company's main subsidiary LLC Kazakhmys Corporation.
Based on 2004 production, the Group is the 10th largest producer of copper
cathode and mined copper in the world. The Group's operations are vertically
integrated. Kazakhmys operates 16 open pit and underground mines and two
smelting and refining complexes in the Republic of Kazakhstan. Kazakhmys also
owns significant rail infrastructure in Kazakhstan and MKM, a copper products
fabrication company in Germany.

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