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Thursday 24 January, 2008

Kazakhmys PLC

President visits Kazakhmys

Kazakhmys PLC
24 January 2008





                                                                 24 January 2008


     KAZAKHMYS PLC ANNOUNCES VISIT OF PRESIDENT OF KAZAKHSTAN TO ZHEZKAZGAN



Kazakhmys PLC ("Kazakhmys", or the Group) announces that today the President of
Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, visited the Kazakhmys operations and
facilities at Zhezkazgan, along with other members of the Government and
business leaders in Kazakhstan.


The principle purpose of the visit was to discuss the importance of Corporate
Social Responsibility and the role that companies, both local and international,
should play in assisting social development. Zhezkazgan was chosen for the
meeting because of the key role that Kazakhmys has played in the area and the
trip highlighted the substantial commitment and investment of the Group within
the communities surrounding its operations. This is the largest corporate social
programme in Kazakhstan.


In the course of the visit, Vladimir Kim was asked about operations and
confirmed that production in 2007 had been in line with the guidance given in
September.


Vladimir Kim, Chairman of Kazakhmys said: "We are delighted to have been able to
hold this meeting here today and to show some of the social programmes that we
have carried out. The success of our Group has allowed us to assist and invest
in our workforce and the local communities. We would encourage others to join
with us and to ensure that Kazakhstan has a workforce that is well placed to
compete in the future."


For further information please contact:


Kazakhmys PLC
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John Smelt, Head of Corporate Communications            Tel: +44 20 7901 7882
                                                        Tel: +44 787 964 2675
Olga Nekrassova, Financial Analyst                      Tel: +44 20 7901 7814
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Merlin
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David Simonson & Tom Randell (English language)         Tel: +44 20 7653 6620
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Leonid Fink & Anastasia Ivanova (Russian language)      Tel: +44 20 7653 6620
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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.


The Group's community spend amounted to approximately $50 million in 2006 on a
number of social projects ranging from schools and kindergartens to sport
facilities and medical centres with modern equipment.




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