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Wednesday 12 September, 2007

Kazakhmys PLC

Issue of New Shares

Kazakhmys PLC
12 September 2007

                                                               12 September 2007

                      Kazakhmys PLC - Issue of New Shares

The board announces that application is being made for the admission of
2,559,665 new ordinary shares of 20p each (the "New Shares") in Kazakhmys PLC
("the Company") to be admitted to the Official List of the Financial Services
Authority and to trading on the London Stock Exchange.

The New Shares will be issued on 12 September 2007 as consideration for
189,415,210 participating shares of Kazakhmys Corporation LLC as part of the
2007 Exchange Offer.

As a result, the number of ordinary shares in issue increases to 470,033,865.

For further information please contact:

John Smelt, Head of Corporate Communications        Tel: +44 20 7901 7882
                                                    Tel: +44 787 964 2675
Sergei Stephantsov, Investor Relations Manager      Tel: +44 20 7901 7814
Kazakhmys PLC

Robin Walker
Finsbury                                            Tel:+44 20 7251 3801

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Notes to Editors

Kazakhmys PLC is the largest copper producer in Kazakhstan and one of the
leading copper producers in the world.  Kazakhmys is a fully integrated copper
producer from mining ore through to the production of finished copper cathode
and rod.  The Group produces significant volumes of other metals as by-products,
including zinc, silver and gold.  Existing operations include 20 open pit and
underground mines, 9 concentrators, two copper smelting and refining complexes,
a copper rod plant, a zinc plant and a precious metals refinery.  Production is
backed by a captive power supply and significant rail infrastructure.  Kazakhmys
also owns MKM, a copper products fabrication company in Germany, and has Gold
and Petroleum Divisions with assets in Kazakhstan and Central Asia.  The Group's
strategic aim is to diversify and participate in the development of the
significant natural resource opportunities in Central Asia.

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