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Monday 08 October, 2007

Kazakhmys PLC

Production Update

Kazakhmys PLC
08 October 2007

08 October 2007

                        Kazakhmys PLC Production Update

Kazakhmys PLC announces that on 9 September 2007 there was flooding at its South
Mine in the Zhezkazgan complex which has led to an interruption in transporting
extracted ore from the mining horizons. Recovery work was initiated but it is
now apparent that it will take some weeks before South Mine returns to full
production. There were no injuries or fatalities.

South Mine accounts for approximately 525,000 tonnes of ore output each month,
with an average grade of 0.7%. This incident, combined with a slower than
planned pick up in output from new concentrators in the second half of 2007, is
likely to lead to copper cathode production from own ore in 2007 being
moderately below the level of 2006.

A full production report for the third quarter will be released on 24 October at

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For further information please contact:

John Smelt, Head of Corporate Communication              Tel: +44 20 7901 7882
                                                         Mob: +44 78 7964 2675
Sergei Stephantsov, Investor Relations Manager           Tel: +44 20 7901 7814
Kazakhmys PLC

Robin Walker                                             Tel: +44 20 7251 3801

Notes to Editors

Kazakhmys PLC

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 19 open pit and
underground mines, 8 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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