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Monday 02 April, 2007

Kazakhmys PLC

Share Transfers

Kazakhmys PLC
02 April 2007



Kazakhmys PLC 
Share transfers amongst major shareholders


On 27 September 2006, Kazakhmys PLC announced a series of transfers of shares to
be made among its major shareholders. A number of these transfers, as announced
at the time, were subject to certain Kazakh regulatory approvals. Certain of
these regulated transfers were completed last year as announced on 15 December
2006.

As approvals have now been obtained for the remaining transfers, Kazakhmys PLC
today announces the completion of the following transfers in accordance with its
announcements of 27 September and 15 December 2006.

   • Mr Novachuk has transferred 2.5% and 0.9% in Kazakhmys PLC to Mr Ruslan
     Yun and Mrs Gafura Ibrayeva respectively.
   
   • In advance of these transfers, Mr Kim and Mr Ogay have transferred the
     interests in Kazakhmys PLC that they previously held through Harper Finance
     Limited, a holding company they previously jointly owned with Mr Novachuk,
     to separate new holding companies. These transfers have no impact on the
     beneficial ownership of Kazakhmys PLC.

Further details in relation to these transfers and the equity interests of the
executive members of our management team and others are as set out in the annexe
to this announcement.

City Code on Takeovers and Mergers (the "City Code")

In accordance with the announcement dated 15 December 2006, the Panel on
Takeovers and Mergers (the "Panel") (the body which administers the City Code)
has said that those persons and entities named as concert parties in the
announcement made by Kazakhmys PLC on 15 December 2006, together with Tobermory
Holding Europe B.V., Stansbury International Limited and Mr Ni and his family
(together the "Concert Party") constitute a concert party for the purposes of
the City Code. The Concert Party, as a group acting in concert, is interested in
shares which carry 64.62% of the voting rights in Kazakhmys PLC. Following the
share transfers announced today, the Concert Party will hold 61.22% of the
voting rights in Kazakhmys PLC.

The Panel has consented to the share transfers announced today and has
re-confirmed that they do not trigger the Rule 9 mandatory bid requirements
under the City Code.


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
Finsbury


Annexe

The table below displays the equity interests of the executive members of our
management team and of Mr Cha who, as announced previously, became a Special
Adviser to the Board on 1 January 2007 before these transactions and thereafter,
assuming the completion of all the above transactions as envisaged in this
announcement:
Executive            Number of   Percentage of   Number of   Percentage of
                       shares     issued share  shares after  issued share
                       before    capital before transactions capital after
                     transfers     transfers                  transactions
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Mr Kim              208,189,763      44.5       208,189,763       44.5
Mr Cha               21,056,314       4.5        21,056,314        4.5
Mr Novachuk          50,817,545      10.9        34,923,423        7.5
Mr Ni                11,686,855       2.5        11,686,855        2.5
Mr Ogay               5,134,427       1.1         5,134,427        1.1
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The table below displays the equity interests of the existing shareholding
entities (the "Entities") through which these executives hold their interests,
before the aforementioned transactions and thereafter, assuming the completion
of all above transactions as envisaged in this announcement. The percentage in
brackets following the entity name represents the ultimate beneficial holding in
the relevant vehicle:

Entities             Number of   Percentage of   Number of   Percentage of
                       shares     issued share  shares after  issued share
                       before    capital before transactions capital after
                     transfers     transfers                  transactions
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
Cuprum Holding BV   135,944,325       29.08      135,944,325      29.08
(Mr Kim 100%)

Perry Partners SA    21,503,813        4.6        21,503,813       4.6
(Mr Kim 100%)

Harper Finance      101,470,900       21.71       29,706,901      6.356
Limited
(Pre-transfers: 
Mr Kim 50%, 
Mr Novachuk 44.94% and
Mr Ogay 5.06%;
post-transfers: Mr
Novachuk 100%)

Kinton Trade         10,433,045        2.23       10,433,045      2.23
Limited (Mr
Novachuk 50%)

Mellow Fields        21,056,314        4.5        21,056,314      4.5
Limited 
(Mr Cha 100%)

Tobermory Holding       Zero          Zero        50,735,450     10.855
Europe B.V. 
(Mr Kim 100%)

Stansbury               Zero          Zero         5,134,427      1.1
International
Limited 
(Mr Ogay 100%)
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Notes to Editors

Kazakhmys is a London listed natural resources company with operations in Kazakhstan. 
Kazakhmys' principal business is the mining, processing, smelting, refining and sale 
of copper and copper products, including copper cathode and copper rod, and is 
carried on by the Group's main subsidiary Kazakhmys Corporation LLC.  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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