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Ryan & Maniskas, LLP Announces Investigation of McMoRan Exploration Co.

  Ryan & Maniskas, LLP Announces Investigation of McMoRan Exploration Co.

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WAYNE, Pa. -- December 06, 2012

Ryan & Maniskas, LLP (www.rmclasslaw.com/cases/mmr) is investigating potential
claims against the board of directors of McMoRan Exploration Co. (“MMR” or the
“Company”) (NYSE: MMR) for possible breaches of fiduciary duty and other
violations of state law in connection with the sale of the Company to
Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. ("FCX") in a transaction valued at
approximately $3.4 billion.

Our investigation concerns possible breaches of fiduciary duty and other
violations of law related to the approval of the transaction by the Company’s
board of directors; in particular, whether the Company undertook a fair
process to obtain fair consideration for all shareholders of MMR. For more
information regarding our investigation, please contact Ryan & Maniskas, LLP
(Richard A. Maniskas, Esquire) toll-free at (877) 316-3218 or by email at
rmaniskas@rmclasslaw.com or visit: www.rmclasslaw.com/cases/mmr.

Under the terms of the proposal, public shareholders of MMR will receive
$14.75 in cash and 1.15 units of a royalty trust, which will hold a 5 percent
overriding royalty interest in future production from MMR’s existing
ultra-deep exploration properties, for each share of MMR they own.

If you own shares of MMR and would like to learn more about these claims or if
you wish to discuss these matters and have any questions concerning this
announcement or your rights, contact Richard A. Maniskas, Esquire toll-free at
(877) 316-3218 or to sign up online, visit: www.rmclasslaw.com/cases/mmr. You
may also email Mr. Maniskas at rmaniskas@rmclasslaw.com. For more information
about class action cases in general, please visit our website:
www.rmclasslaw.com.

Ryan & Maniskas, LLP is a national shareholder litigation firm. Ryan &
Maniskas, LLP is devoted to protecting the interests of individual and
institutional investors in shareholder actions in state and federal courts
nationwide.

Contact:

Ryan & Maniskas, LLP
Richard A. Maniskas, Esquire
877-316-3218
rmaniskas@rmclasslaw.com
www.rmclasslaw.com/cases/mmr
 
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