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Tuesday 05 February, 2008

Kazakhmys PLC

Finance Debt Facility

Kazakhmys PLC
05 February 2008


5 February 08


               KAZAKHMYS PLC ANNOUNCES COMPLETION OF FIRST STAGE
                     OF PRE-EXPORT FINANCE DEBT FACILITY
                                        

Kazakhmys PLC announces that it is raising a pre-export finance debt facility 
of US$2.1 billion to be used for general corporate purposes, including the
acquisition of the Ekibastuz power plant announced today. The first stage of
raising the 5 year facility, managed by Deutsche Bank, is complete and met with
significant over-subscription from a diverse range of banks. The facility is
subject to finalisation of legal documentation.

The Mandated Lead Arrangers are ABN AMRO Bank, Barclays Bank, BNP Paribas,
CALYON, Commerzbank, Deutsche Bank, Dresdner Bank, ING Bank, Natixis, Societe
Generale Corporate & Investment Banking, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation,
The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ and WestLB.

The facility is now in a second phase of syndication to a limited group of
further banks with signing expected in February 2008.  Further details will be
released in due course.



For further information please contact:

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John Smelt, Head of Corporate Communication              Tel:+44 20 7901 7882
                                                         Mob:+44 787 964 2675
Olga Nekrassova, Financial Analyst                       Tel:+44 20 7901 7814
Kazakhmys PLC

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David Simonson & Tom Randell (English language)
Leonid Fink & Anastasia Ivanova (Russian language)
Merlin                                                   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.








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