Vale on the charges filed by the Public Prosecution Office of the State of Minas Gerais

1/21/2020

Vale on the charges filed by the Public Prosecution Office of the State of Minas Gerais

Rio de Janeiro, January 21, 2020 – Vale S.A. (Vale) informs that it was made aware on this date, January 21, 2020, of the charges filed by the Public Prosecution Office of the State of Minas Gerais (MPMG) related to the Dam I breach in Brumadinho (MG) and that will analyze the full content of the charges to formally respond. 

 
Vale reiterates its solidarity with the families of the victims and the people affected by the tragedy and its confidence on the complete clarification of the causes of the dam breach, reaffirming its commitment to continue to fully co-operate with the authorities.
 

Ever since the Covid-19 outbreak began, our highest priority is the health and safety of our employees. Our IR team adopted work-from-home, and as we continue to face these new circumstances, we strongly recommend you prioritize e-mail and online engagement.

For further information, please contact:

Vale.RI@vale.com
Ivan Fadel: ivan.fadel@vale.com
Andre Werner: andre.werner@vale.com
Mariana Rocha: mariana.rocha@vale.com
Samir Bassil: samir.bassil@vale.com

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Vale on the charges filed by the Public Prosecution Office of the State of Minas Gerais