Vale reports on operation at Brucutu mine

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3/21/2019

Vale reports on operation at Brucutu mine

Vale informs that, in addition to the press release "Vale updates on the Laranjeiras tailings dam" of March 19th, 2019, it received from the State Agency for Environment and Sustainable Development (SEMAD) the Provisional Operational Authorization (APO) for the Laranjeiras dam, allowing the return of operations at the Brucutu mine in the next 72 hours.

Additionally, Vale informs that the injunction decision of the 1st Civil Court of Nova Lima made today related to the Dique III dam will not have an additional impact on its production, given that the referred dam is located in the complex of Vargem Grande, which operations have already been halted by the National Mining Agency (ANM), as disclosed in the Press Release "Clarification on the Vargem Grande, Grupo and Forquilha I, II and III dams" of March 1st, 2019. Vale was not formally notified of the decision and will take the appropriate measures in due course.

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Vale reports on operation at Brucutu mine