NEWS RELEASE: VALE HIRING 60 NEW UNDERGROUND MINERS IN SUDBURY

SUDBURY, September 7, 2011 – Vale is embarking on a campaign to hire 60 new underground miners at its operations in Sudbury. The Company also currently has postings for a number of other jobs, including engineers, supervisors, surface plant operators and tradespeople.

“Vale is making unprecedented investments in our operations in the Sudbury Basin,” said Jon Treen, General Manager of Vale’s Ontario Operations. “As we continue to invest locally, we have a real need
for people to consider a rewarding career with our Company,” he added.

Last year, Vale announced investments of $3.4 billion in Sudbury to the end of 2015. These investments are aimed at re-building and modernizing assets, reducing emissions, extending the life of existing mines and finding new sources of ore to ensure Vale’s ongoing sustainability.

“The success of these investments and the future of our operations rely heavily on the expertise of the thousands of dedicated employees that work for Vale each and every day,” said Treen. “Without a doubt, people are our greatest and most important resource.”

Vale’s Sudbury operations currently employ approximately 3,900 people at six underground mines, a mill, a smelter and a refinery. The Company offers challenging opportunities, competitive benefits and career development programs. Vale is dedicated to the highest levels of safety, environmental
stewardship and social responsibility.

Interested applicants are encouraged to visit http:///www.valejobs.ca to view job postings and required qualifications and to submit applications for employment. Submitting applications online is the preferred method. If this method is not possible, applications may be faxed to 1-800-700-3489,
dropped off at the Vale General Engineering building, 337 Power St. South, Copper Cliff, ON, P0M 1N0, Door #7/Visitors entrance, or sent by mail to Vale Shared Services, Recruitment & Selection, 5 Park Home Ave, Suite 300, PO Box 19, Toronto, ON, M2N 6L4.

Applications should reference the Sudbury Operations Underground Miner posting on resume or cover letters, and include a copy of a Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities transcript (if available).

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For more information, contact:

Angie Robson
Manager, Corporate Affairs, Ontario Operations
Vale
(705) 682-5202
angie.robson@vale.com

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