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Monday 09 July, 2007

Kazakhmys PLC

Notice of Compulsory Acq

Kazakhmys PLC
09 July 2007

                                                                     9 July 2007

               Kazakhmys PLC Commencement Compulsory Acquisition

After close of the London Stock Exchange on Friday, 6 July 2007, Kazakhmys PLC
("Kazakhmys") (LSE:KAZ) announced to the Toronto Stock Exchange that Kazakhmys
Gold Inc., an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Kazakhmys, has mailed a notice
of compulsory acquisition to all remaining holders of Eurasia Gold Inc.
("Eurasia") ordinary shares.

Following the 4 July 2007 expiration of Kazakhmys Gold Inc.'s offer to acquire
all of the issued and outstanding ordinary shares of Eurasia (the "Offer"),
Kazakhmys Gold Inc. owns approximately 96.34% of the issued and outstanding
Eurasia shares.

Since the Offer was accepted by holders of more than 90% of the Eurasia shares,
Kazakhmys Gold Inc. is now exercising its right under the compulsory acquisition
provisions of the Business Corporations Act (British Columbia) to acquire all
outstanding Eurasia shares not already owned by Kazakhmys Gold Inc. at the same
price of Cdn$0.85 for each Eurasia share. Further details are provided in
Kazakhmys Gold Inc.'s Notice of Compulsory Acquisition available at

For further information please contact:

John Smelt, Head of Corporate Communications               Tel:+44 20 7901 7882
Sergei Stephantsov, Deputy Head of Investor Relations
Kazakhmys PLC                                              Tel:+44 20 7901 7800

Robin Walker
Finsbury                                                   Tel:+44 20 7251 3801

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Notes to Editors

About Kazakhmys

Kazakhmys is a London-listed natural resources company with primary operations
in Kazakhstan and Germany. Kazakhmys' operations are vertically integrated and
its principal business is the mining, processing, smelting, refining and sale of
copper and copper products as well as various by-products such as zinc, gold and
silver. Kazakhmys operates 19 open pit and underground mines and two smelting
and refining complexes in Kazakhstan and a copper products fabrication company
in Germany.

Kazakhmys is listed on the London Stock Exchange under the symbol KAZ. For
further information, visit the website at

Kazakhmys Gold Inc. is a company incorporated under the laws of British
Columbia, Canada. Its registered and records office is located at Suite 2600,
Three Bentall Centre, P.O. Box 49314, 595 Burrard Street, Vancouver, British
Columbia, V7X 1L3, Canada.

Forward looking information

This press release contains certain forward-looking information and statements
within the meaning of applicable securities laws relating, but not limited, to
operations, anticipated or prospective financial performance, results of
operations, business prospects and strategies of Kazakhmys. Forward-looking
information typically contains statements with words such as "consider",
"anticipate", "believe", "expect", "plan", "intend", "likely" or similar words
suggesting future outcomes or statements regarding an outlook on future changes
in volumes, freight rates, costs, achievable cost savings, the estimated amounts
and timing of capital expenditures, anticipated future debt levels and incentive
fees or revenue, or other expectations, beliefs, plans, objectives, assumptions,
intentions or statements about future events or performance.

These statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other
factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those
suggested by the forward-looking statements. Although Kazakhmys believes it has
a reasonable basis for making the forecasts or projections included herein, you
are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking information.
By its nature, the forward-looking information involves numerous assumptions,
inherent risks and uncertainties, both general and specific that contributes to
the possibility that the predictions, forecasts and other forward-looking
statements will not occur. Kazakhmys undertakes no obligation, except as
required by law, to update publicly or otherwise revise any forward-looking
information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise,
or the above list of factors affecting this information.

                      This information is provided by RNS
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