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Tuesday 19 May, 2009

Kazakhmys PLC

Director surrender of options

RNS Number : 5242S
Kazakhmys PLC
19 May 2009
 






19 May 2009


KAZAKHMYS PLC ANNOUNCES DIRECTOR SURRENDER OF OPTIONS 


This notification is made in accordance with DTR 3.1.4R(1)(a).


On 15 May 2009, David Munro, an executive director of Kazakhmys, elected to surrender the option over 1,044,613 ordinary shares of 20 pence each, granted to him by the Company on 3 April 2009. The deed of surrender was entered into for nil consideration.


A revised remuneration plan for David Munro is in preparation. David continues to hold 41,211 shares in the Company. 


For further information please contact:



Kazakhmys PLC



John Smelt

Head of Corporate Communications

Tel: +44 20 7901 7882

Tel: +44 78 7964 2675

Irene Burton 

Financial Analyst 

Tel: +44 20 7901 7814

Zulfira Mukhamedyarovа

Senior Manager - Media Relations

Tel: +77 27 266   317

Merlin



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 2008 from own ore was 343 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 2008, it produced 48 thousand tonnes of zinc metal and 137 thousand tonnes of zinc concentrate. Kazakhmys is the fourth largest silver producer in the world (17 million ounces produced in 2008). 


Kazakhmys Gold, which acquired Eurasia Gold Inc in July 2007, includes substantial new development and exploration opportunities. The Group produced 179 thousand ounces of gold in 2008 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 3.6 million tonnes of coal in 2008.


Kazakhmys Petroleum has acquired the East Akzhar 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 $5.2 billion in 2008 with EBITDA of $2.0 billion. The Group employs some 67,000 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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