Mitsui & Co Ltd: Mitsui and NSSMC to Invest in West Angelas Mine Expansion in Western Australia UK Regulatory Announcement LONDON This announcement is for our U.S. $5,000,000,000 Euro Medium Term Note Programme. Mitsui & Co., Ltd. Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation Mitsui & Co., Ltd. (“Mitsui”, head office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; President & CEO: Masami IIJIMA) and Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation (“NSSMC”, head office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; Chairman & CEO: Shoji MUNEOKA) are pleased to announce that Robe River Iron Associates (“Robe River J/V”, Rio Tinto 53%, Mitsui 33%, NSSMC 14%) has agreed to invest in the development of Deposit B (“the Deposit”) in West Angelas mine and expansion of its production capacity, owned by Robe River J/V in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. The Deposit is expected to start production in January 2015. Upon completion, total production capacity at West Angelas, from the Deposit together with existing deposits, will be expanded from the current 29 million tons per annum (“mtpa”) to 35 mtpa (“Mine Expansion”). Mine Expansion will increase Robe River J/V nameplate capacity by 6 mtpa. Total capital cost for Mine Expansion is estimated to be A$642 million (57.8 billion yen), of which Mitsui will invest A$212 million (19.1 billion yen) and NSSMC will invest A$90 million (8.1 billion yen), in proportion with their respective ownership interests. Through Robe River J/V, Mitsui and NSSMC will continue their effort to enable a stable supply and procurement of iron ore for which the global demand is expected to further grow. Map of Pilbara region For inquires on this matter, please contact Mitsui & Co., Ltd. Investor Relations Division Telephone; +81-3-3285-7910 Facsimile; +81-3-3285-9821 Mitsui & Co., Ltd. Corporate Communications Division, Tomomi Taura Telephone; +81-3-3285-6645 Facsimile; +81-3-3285-9819 Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation Public Relations Center, General Administration Division Telephone; +81-3-6867-2135 Facsimile; +81-3-6867-3597 For diagrams omitted, please see our home page. (http://www.mitsui.com/jp/en/release/2014/1202110_5699.html) Contact: Mitsui & Co Ltd
Mitsui & Co Ltd: Mitsui and NSSMC to Invest in West Angelas Mine Expansion in Western Australia
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