Vale was incorporated on June 1, 1942. It was listed on the Rio de Janeiro Stock Exchange on October 26, 1943, on the São Paulo Stock Exchange (BOVESPA) on April 04, 1968, on the Latibex, a stock exchange for Latin American securities based
in Madrid, on February 8, 2000, the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on June 20, 2000.
On December 2017, Vale announced its migration to the Novo Mercado, a special listing segment of B3 S.A. – Bolsa, Balcão, Brasil, Novo Mercado, which has a distinguished standard in corporate governance. The listing in this special segment entails the
adoption of a set of corporate and governance rules and enhances the disclosure of policies and the existence of transparency, monitoring and control structures.
The special class preferred shares, Golden Shares, must be the property of the country. The holder of the special class preferred shares has the same rights (including with respect to voting and dividend preference) as holders of preferred class
A shares. In addition, the holder of the golden shares is entitled to veto any proposed action relative to the following matters: