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Thursday 17 April, 2008

Kazakhmys PLC

Inclusion in KASE Index

Kazakhmys PLC
17 April 2008




                                                          17 April 2008


                KAZAKHMYS SHARES TO BE INCLUDED IN KAZAKHSTAN
                         STOCK EXCHANGE (KASE) INDEX.
                                        
                                        
Kazakhmys PLC ("Kazakhmys") announces that it will join the Kazakh Stock 
Exchange ("KASE") Index of leading Kazakh shares from 1 May, 2008.

The inclusion of Kazakhmys in the Index is consistent with the Kazakhstan Stock
Exchange's intention to make the Index more representative of the Kazakh
economy. KASE anticipates that trading volumes and liquidity in Kazakhmys shares
on the Kazakh exchange should increase as a result of inclusion in the Index.

Vladimir Kim, Chairman of Kazakhmys said: "We are pleased to be joining the KASE
Index and hope that, by broadening our shareholder base in Kazakhstan along with
an increase in the volume of shares traded, this will benefit both our
shareholders and the development of the capital market in Kazakhstan."


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                                         Tel: +44 20 7653 6620
Tom Randell                                            Tel: +44 20 7653 6620
Leonid Fink                                            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, 10 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 other parts of 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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