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Financial Results, Appointments, Sustainability Reports and Multi-Year Agreements - Research Report on Vale, BHP Billiton,



    Financial Results, Appointments, Sustainability Reports and Multi-Year
Agreements - Research Report on Vale, BHP Billiton, Cliffs, Walter Energy, and
                                  US Silica

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, September 2, 2013

NEW YORK, September 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Editor Note: For more information about this release, please scroll to bottom.

Today, Analysts' Corner announced new research reports highlighting Vale SA
(NYSE: VALE), BHP Billiton Limited (NYSE: BHP), Cliffs Natural Resources Inc.
(NYSE: CLF), Walter Energy, Inc. (NYSE: WLT), and US Silica Holdings, Inc.
(NYSE: SLCA). Today's readers may access these reports free of charge -
including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the
links below.

Vale SA Research Report

On August 7, 2013, Vale SA (Vale) released its Q2 2013 financial results. The
Company reported operating revenues of $11.3 billion, down 11.4% YoY.
Operating income (as measured by adjusted EBIT) came in at $3.6 billion, down
17.0% YoY; and adjusted EBITDA came in at c.$5 billion, down 9.8% YoY. During
Q2 2013, the Company noted that copper, gold, and coal production achieved
all-time high figures, at 91,300 ton, 63,000 oz (troy ounces), and 2.4 million
tons, respectively; while Nickel output remained at 65,000 ton in Q2 2013, its
best second quarter since Q2 2008.The Full Research Report on Vale SA -
including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is
available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/6779_VALE]

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BHP Billiton Limited Research Report

On August 26, 2013, BHP Billiton Limited (BHP) announced that Mike Fraser will
join the Group Management Committee as President of Human Resources, effective
August 27, 2013. The Company informed that Mike will succeed Karen Wood, who
will remain a member of the Group Management Committee as President, Public
Affairs. Prior to his new role, Mike was the Head of Group Human Resources at
the Company's head office in Melbourne, and since his joining in year 2000, he
has served in a range of human resources roles including, Human Resources Vice
President for the Aluminium and Energy Coal businesses, and for South Africa.
The Full Research Report on BHP Billiton Limited - including full detailed
breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free
of charge at: [http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/b7d2_BHP]

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Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. Research Report

On August 27, 2013, Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. (Cliffs) announced the
release of its 2012 sustainability report, entitled "Embracing our Past,
Securing our Future." Cliffs stated that the report offers a comprehensive
look at the Company's global operations and outlines its progress in key areas
of its sustainability strategy. "This year has been marked by continual change
and volatility in the commodities market, which has presented our Company with
a number of opportunities and challenges," said David Cartella, Vice President
of Global Environmental Affairs, Sustainability, and Counsel at Cliffs. "Going
forward, we will continue to build upon a strong foundation of sustainability
with the development of a three-year, enterprise-wide strategy. Aligned with
business priorities and integrated with operational and functional groups,
this strategy aims to maximize our shared value by reinforcing our social
license to operate." The Full Research Report on Cliffs Natural Resources Inc.
- including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is
available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/0534_CLF]

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Walter Energy, Inc. Research Report

On August 1, 2013, Walter Energy, Inc. (Walter Energy) reported its Q2 2013
financial results. In Q2 2013, the Company generated total revenues of $441.5
million, down 34.8% YoY, primarily due to lower met coal prices and lower coal
sales volume. The Company reported Q2 2013 net loss of $34.5 million, or $0.55
loss per diluted share, compared with net income of $31.9 million, or $0.51
per diluted share, in Q2 2012. "Our mines continue to perform well, as our
focus on cost reduction and improving productivity continued in the second
quarter, further improving our cost competitiveness," said Walt Scheller, CEO
of Walter Energy. "In a difficult met coal pricing environment, we continue to
pursue measures to reduce operating costs, SG&A expenses and capital
spending." The Full Research Report on Walter Energy, Inc. - including full
detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to
download free of charge at:
[http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/78a0_WLT]

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US Silica Holdings, Inc. Research Report

On August 26, 2013, US Silica Holdings, Inc. (US Silica) announced that it has
signed a multi-year agreement with Wildcat Minerals LLC (Wildcat), which
provides the Company with potential sand storage and rail capacity at 16 of
Wildcat's sand storage facilities, located near several major unconventional
oil and gas shale basins. "We're very excited about the prospects to bolster
our supply chain and logistics capabilities through our strategic relationship
with Wildcat," said Bryan Shinn, President and CEO of US Silica. "This
arrangement will enable us to enter new markets, expand our footprint in
existing markets, including the Bakken and the Permian basins and better serve
our customers by ensuring that they have greater access to ample supplies of
our sand in basin and closer to the wellhead." The Full Research Report on US
Silica Holdings, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and
price targets - is available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/2c8f_SLCA]

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