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Anglo American completes US$707 million sale of Skorpion zinc mine to Vedanta


Anglo American plc (“Anglo American”) announces the completion of the sale of its Skorpion zinc mine in Namibia to Vedanta Resources plc (“Vedanta”) for cash proceeds of US$707 million.

Anglo American announced the sale of its Zinc portfolio to Vedanta on 10 May 2010, for a total consideration of US$1,338 million. Due to the regulatory approval and competition clearance processes, separate completion dates were expected for each of the three businesses within the Zinc portfolio, namely Skorpion mine, Lisheen mine and Black Mountain Mining. Anglo American expects the remaining completions to take place in due course.

Notes to editors:
Anglo American plc is one of the world’s largest mining companies, is headquartered in the UK and listed on the London and Johannesburg stock exchanges. Anglo American’s portfolio of mining businesses spans precious metals and minerals – in which it is a global leader in both platinum and diamonds; base metals – copper and nickel; and bulk commodities – iron ore, metallurgical coal and thermal coal. Anglo American is committed to the highest standards of safety and responsibility across all its businesses and geographies and to making a sustainable difference in the development of the communities around its operations. The company’s mining operations and extensive pipeline of growth projects are located in southern Africa, South America, Australia, North America and Asia.


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