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Nyrstar : Nyrstar: Shareholder Notification

                 Nyrstar : Nyrstar: Shareholder Notification

Regulated information

19 April 2013

Nyrstar  announced  today   that  it  made   notification  of  a   significant 
shareholding in accordance with Belgian Act of 2 May 2007 on the disclosure of
significant shareholdings in issuers whose securities are admitted to  trading 
on a regulated market and containing various provisions.

As a  result of  the acquisition  of  all Nyrstar  shares previously  held  by 
Glencore, Nyrstar's ownership of own shares crossed the threshold of 5%,  7.5% 
and of 10% of the outstanding shares on 16 April 2013. As at that day, Nyrstar
held in  the aggregate  20,105,094 shares,  representing 11.82%  of the  total 
number of  outstanding shares.  Pursuant to  Belgian law,  the voting  rights 
attached to own shares held by Nyrstar are suspended.

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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 (Dutch)
Press Release (French)

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