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Friday 15 August, 2008

Kazakhmys PLC

Notice of Half-Yearly Results

RNS Number : 4390B
Kazakhmys PLC
15 August 2008

15 August 2008

Notice of Half-Yearly Results for the Period ended 30 June 2008

Kazakhmys PLC (the 'Company') will announce its half-yearly results for the period ended 30 June 2008 on Thursday 28 August 2008 at 7.00am London time.

The forthcoming interim dividend will be paid in US dollars, though shareholders will be able to elect to receive pounds sterling. The deadline for making a currency election is 6.00pm on Friday 3 October 2008. Currency election forms should be sent to the Company's registrars, Computershare Investor Services PLC, PO Box 82, The Pavilions, Bridgwater Road, Bristol BS99 7NH, telephone +44 (0) 870 707 1100.

For further information please contact:

Kazakhmys PLC

John Smelt

Head of Corporate Communications

Tel: +44 20 7901 7882

Tel: +44 78 7964 2675

Olga Nekrassova

Financial Analyst

Tel: +44 20 7901 7814


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 a leading international natural resources group, listed in the UK and Kazakhstan, with significant interests in copper, gold, zinc, silver, power generation and petroleum.

It  is  the  largest  copper  producer  in  Kazakhstan  and  one  of  the  top  ten  worldwide  with  20  mines,  10 concentrators and 2 smelters. Kazakhmys copper operations are fully integrated from mining ore through to the production of finished copper cathode and rod. Total copper cathode produced in 2007 from own ore was 341 thousand tonnes. Production is backed by a captive power supply and significant rail infrastructure. Kazakhmys also owns MKM, an upstream copper products fabrication company in Germany, which produces a range of pre- and semi-finished copper and copper alloy products.

Kazakhmys Copper produces significant volumes of other metals, including zinc, silver and gold.  In 2007,  it produced 45 thousand tonnes of zinc metal and 133 thousand tonnes of zinc concentrate. Kazakhmys is the fourth largest silver producer in the world (19 million ounces produced in 2007). Kazakhmys Gold, which acquired Eurasia Gold Inc in July 2007, includes substantial new development and exploration opportunities. The Group produced 146 thousand ounces of gold in 2007 and has measured and indicated resources of 2.3 million ounces.

Kazakhmys Power owns the recently acquired coal fired Ekibastuz GRES-1 plant, the largest in Kazakhstan with a nameplate capacity of 4,000 MW. In addition, it owns the Maikuben open cast coal mine, supplying around 20% of the power plant's fuel requirements producing over 3.4 million tonnes of coal in 2007.

Kazakhmys  Petroleum  has  acquired  the  Dostan-Temir  LLP  exploration  block,  with  an  area  of  602km², located on the eastern fringe of the Caspian depression. 

The Group is part of the FTSE-100 index of companies listed on the London Stock Exchange and is also listed on the Kazakhstan Stock Exchange (KASE). It had revenues of $5.3 billion in 2007 with EBITDA of $2.3 billion. The Group employs some 65,000 people, principally in Kazakhstan. 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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