Rio de Janeiro, August 24th, 2017 – Vale S.A. (“Vale” or “Company”) announces that it intends to call an Extraordinary General Meeting to be held on October 18th, 2017, at Avenida das Américas number 700, 2nd floor, room 218 (auditorium), Citta America, Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, in order to deliberate among other matters, on the election of two board members of the Board of Directors to fill vacant positions.
Note that, the requests for inclusion of the candidates’ names on Vale's Board of Directors in the Absentee Ballot must be received until September 13th, 2017, respecting the percentages in accordance with the addendum 21 L-1 of CVM Instruction 481. Such requests must be sent in writing along with the information and documents demanded by the CVM Instruction 481 (art. 21-M) consistent with the guidelines contained in Vale's Reference Form item 12.2.
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.
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