Major and controlling shareholders


Major and controlling shareholders

The Company’s majority shareholder is VCL, who is wholly owned by Vale S.A, and domiciled at Praia de Botafogo, 186-Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Vale S.A.’s corporate capital as of December 31, 2020 was 5,284,474,770 common shares and twelve golden shares owned by the Brazilian Government.

Structure of majority and controlling shareholders

The twelve golden shares have veto powers over certain actions, such as a change in name, location of the head office, and the Company’s purpose as it relates to mining activities. As such, Vale S.A. is the Company’s Controlling Shareholder, due to its direct and indirect control.

The following table sets forth information regarding ownership of Vale S.A. shares as of December 31, 2020.

Shareholders Number of shares %
Litel 519.733.209 9,84
Capital World Investors 296,009,366 5.6%
Bradespar 293.907.266 5,56
Mitsui&co 286.347.0556 5,42
Blackrock, Inc. 272.614.219 ​5,16
Capital Research Global Investors 270.162.721 ​5,11