Nyrstar : Nyrstar: Acquisition of own shares

                 Nyrstar : Nyrstar: Acquisition of own shares

Regulated information

18 April 2013

Nyrstar NV announces information on the acquisition of own shares, as required
by article 207 of the Royal Decree dated 30 January 2001 executing the Belgian
Companies Code.

Nyrstar announces today that on 16 April 2013 it has acquired off-market  from 
Glencore directly,  Glencore's entire  shareholding  of 13,245,756  shares  in 
Nyrstar for  a total  cash consideration  of EUR  44.9 million.  The board  of 
director's  authorisation  to   acquire  own   shares  was   renewed  at   the 
Extraordinary General Meeting dated 22 May 2012.

Further information on the above is available on the Nyrstar website.

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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
Sheela Pawar de Groot Group Manager Corporate Communications T: +41 44 745
8154 M: +41 79 722 6917 sheela.pawar@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 (English)
Press Release (French)
Press Release (Dutch)


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