Vale S.A. : Vale S.A. : Vale proposes payment of dividend to shareholders Vale proposes payment of dividend to shareholders Rio de Janeiro, April 01, 2013 - Vale S.A. (Vale) informs that its Executive Board has approved and will submit to the Board of Directors the proposal for payment of the first installment of the minimum dividend of US$ 2.250 billion, as publicly announced on January 28, 2013, equal to US$ 0.436607084 per common or preferred share in circulation, as of February 28, 2013 (5,153,374,926). The proposal will be submitted for approval to the Board of Directors in the meeting scheduled for April 16, 2013 and, if approved, the payment of US$ 2.250 billion will be made on April 30, 2013. The amount in Brazilian reais will be computed using the Brazilian real/US dollar exchange rate (Ptax-Option 5) published by the Central Bank of Brazil on April 15, 2013. Once the proposal is approved by the Board, all investors who hold Vale shares at the record dates will have the right to the dividend payment. The record date for the owners of shares traded on the BM&FBovespa is April 16, 2013. The record date for the holders of ADRs traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and Euronext Paris is April 19, 2013 Eastern Standard Time and for the holders of HDRs traded on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEx) is at the close of the business day in Hong Kong on April 19, 2013. Vale shares will be traded ex-dividend on BM&FBovespa, NYSE and Euronext Paris as of April 17, 2013 and on the HKEx as of April 18, 2013. For further information, please contact: +55-21-3814-4540 Roberto Castello Branco: email@example.com Viktor Moszkowicz: firstname.lastname@example.org Carla Albano Miller: email@example.com Andrea Gutman: firstname.lastname@example.org Christian Perlingiere: email@example.com Marcelo Correa: firstname.lastname@example.org Marcio Loures Penna: email@example.com Samantha Pons: firstname.lastname@example.org This press release may include statements that present Vale's expectations about future events or results. All statements, when based upon expectations about the future and not on historical facts, involve various risks and uncertainties. Vale cannot guarantee that such statements will prove correct. These risks and uncertainties include factors related to the following: (a) the countries where we operate, especially Brazil and Canada; (b) the global economy; (c) the capital markets; (d) the mining and metals prices and their dependence on global industrial production, which is cyclical by nature; and (e) global competition in the markets in which Vale operates. To obtain further information on factors that may lead to results different from those forecast by Vale, please consult the reports Vale files with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Brazilian Comissão de Valores Mobiliários (CVM), the French Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF), and The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited, and in particular the factors discussed under "Forward-Looking Statements" and "Risk Factors" in Vale's annual report on Form 20-F. Vale proposes payment of dividend to shareholders ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ This announcement is distributed by Thomson Reuters on behalf of Thomson Reuters clients. The owner of this announcement warrants that: (i) the releases contained herein are protected by copyright and other applicable laws; and (ii) they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein. Source: Vale S.A. via Thomson Reuters ONE HUG#1689345
Vale S.A. : Vale S.A. : Vale proposes payment of dividend to shareholders
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