Nyrstar : Nyrstar: Shareholder Notification

                 Nyrstar : Nyrstar: Shareholder Notification

Regulated Information

17 December 2012

Nyrstar  NV   announces  that   it   received  notification   of   significant 
shareholdings on 14  December 2012, in  accordance with Belgian  Law of 2  May 
2007 on the disclosure of significant shareholdings in listed companies.

Blackrock informed Nyrstar  that the participation  of Blackrock  Group(1)^in 
Nyrstar crossed the threshold of 5% of the outstanding voting rights downwards
on 13 December 2012.

Blackrock Group(1)holds in the aggregate on 13 December 2012 6,505,459 voting
rights, representing 3.83% of the total outstanding voting rights.

Further details regarding the above notification are available on the  Nyrstar 
website:
http://www.nyrstar.com/investors/en/shareholderinformation/Pages/shareholderstructure.aspx

(1) directly  and indirectly  through Blackrock  Inc., Blackrock  (Luxembourg) 
S.A., Blackrock Advisors (UK) Limited, Blackrock Advisors LLC, Blackrock Asset
Management Australia  Limited, Blackrock  Capital Management  Inc.,  Blackrock 
Financial Management  Inc, Blackrock  Fund Advisors,  Blackrock  Institutional 
Trust  Company,   National  Association,   Blackrock  International   Limited, 
Blackrock  Investment   Management  (Korea)   Limited,  Blackrock   Investment 
Management (UK) Limited,  Blackrock Investment  Management Australia  Limited, 
Blackrock Investment management LLC and Blackrock Japan Co, Ltd.

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About Nyrstar
Nyrstar is  an integrated  mining  and metals  business, with  market  leading 
positions in zinc and lead, and  growing positions in other base and  precious 
metals; essential  resources  that are  fuelling  the rapid  urbanisation  and 
industrialisation of our  changing world.  Nyrstar has  mining, smelting,  and 
other operations  located in  Europe, the  Americas, China  and Australia  and 
employs over 7,000  people. Nyrstar  is incorporated  in Belgium  and has  its 
corporate office in Switzerland. Nyrstar  is listed on NYSE Euronext  Brussels 
under the  symbol  NYR.  For  further information  please  visit  the  Nyrstar 
website, www.nyrstar.com

For further information contact:

Jaideep Thatai  Manager Investor Relations  T: +41 44 745 8103  M: +41 79
722 3089 jaideep.thatai@nyrstar.com
Kate Dinon  Group Manager Corporate Communications  T: +41 44 745 8154  M:
+41 79 722 84 66  kate.dinon@nyrstar.com
Geert Lambrechts  Manager Corporate Communications  T: +32 14 449 646  M:
+32 473 637 892  geert.lambrechts@nyrstar.com

The full press release can be downloaded from the following link:

Press Release (French)
Press Release (Dutch)
Press Release (English)

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