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Kazakhmys PLC (KAZ)

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Friday 11 August, 2006

Kazakhmys PLC

Operating Company Director

Kazakhmys PLC
11 August 2006

                                                                  11 August 2006

Kazakhmys PLC - Change in Director of Kazakhmys Corporation LLC

Kazakhmys PLC announces today that Mr Ruslan Yun, the Chief Executive of its
operating subsidiary in Kazakhstan, has decided to retire from his position and
will be succeeded by Mr Eduard Ogay at the end of August 2006. Mr Ogay has
worked in a number of positions within the Kazakhmys Group, and most recently,
has been the Corporate Development Director of Kazakhmys PLC. To ensure an
orderly transition of responsibilities, Mr Yun will act as Senior Adviser to Mr

Mr Vladimir Kim, Executive Chairman of Kazakhmys PLC said:

"On behalf of the Board of Directors of Kazakhmys PLC, I express my sincere
gratitude to Ruslan for the 30 years of dedicated service to the Group and I
wish him well in his retirement. I look forward to working with Eduard at this
exciting time as we seek to grow our existing business by pursuing a number of
opportunities within Kazakhmys."

For further information please contact:

Jinsoo Yang, Head of IR                        Tel: +44 20 7901 7813
Sergei Stephantsov, Deputy Head of IR               +44 20 7901 7814
Kazakhmys PLC

Robin Walker                                   Tel: +44 20 7251 3801
Zoe Watt

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 2005 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 19 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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