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Kazakhmys PLC (KAZ)

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Monday 03 April, 2006

Kazakhmys PLC

Senior Independent Director

Kazakhmys PLC
03 April 2006

                                                                  3rd April 2006

Kazakhmys PLC - Appointment of Senior Independent Director

Kazakhmys PLC ("Kazakhmys" or the "Company"), the London listed metals and
mining group, announces today that James Rutland has been appointed Senior
Independent Director.

Mr. Rutland has been a non-executive of Director of Kazakhmys since the
Company's listing last year. He has held a number of positions in Investors in
Industry plc and represented the company on the board of several small oil
companies. In 1985 he joined James Capel's corporate finance group and moved to
head up Hongkong Bank's resource lending group in London. From 1993 to 2001 he
served as finance director of Energy Africa Limited. He now acts as a consultant
and is finance director of Osprey Oil & Gas Limited. He attended the College of
Law, London, and was admitted as a solicitor in 1967. Mr Rutland also acts as
chairman of the audit committee of Kazakhmys.

Kazakhmys PLC confirms its intention to appoint another independent
non-executive Director, and an announcement to that effect will be made in due

For further information please contact:

Jinsoo Yang, Head of IR                       Tel: +44 20 8636 7900
Sergei Stephantsov, Deputy Head of
Kazakhmys PLC

Morgan Bone                                   Tel: +44 20 7251 3801
Robin Walker

Notes to Editors

Kazakhmys PLC's 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 Group'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. The Group operates 17 open pit and underground mines and two
smelting and refining complexes in the Republic of Kazakhstan. The Group also
owns significant rail infrastructure in Kazakhstan and MKM, a copper products
fabrication company in Germany.

                      This information is provided by RNS
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