NEWS RELEASE: VALE ANNOUNCES NEW SUSTAINABILITY WEBSITE

SUDBURY, ON, May 6, 2013 – Vale is pleased to announce the launch of a new sustainability website in Sudbury at: www.valegreatersudburysustainability.com. The website includes comprehensive information and reports about Vale’s environmental initiatives in the Greater Sudbury Area.

“Vale is committed to the long term sustainability of our operations in Sudbury, the local environment and our community,” said Angie Robson, Manager of Corporate Affairs for Vale’s Ontario Operations. “As part of that commitment, we have developed this resource for sharing information with the public about Vale’s environmental initiatives.”

The air quality section of the new sustainability website includes information about Vale’s Clean AER project, Vale’s sulphur dioxide emission reduction program and the company’s particulate control and monitoring program. This section also includes reports on Vale’s air quality monitoring results and information about its newly established environmental monitoring team.

The water section of the website includes information about Vale’s effluent treatment and discharge monitoring, water power management and drinking water treatment. Detailed information about each of Vale’s waste water treatment plants and water power facilities can be found on the website as well.

The reclamation section of the website includes information about various reclamation activities such as slag regreening, aerial seeding, tree growing and tree planting. The decommissioning section includes information about the care and maintenance of Crean Hill, Whistle and Shebandowan Mine sites.This section of the website also includes information about community projects such as Vale’s new community garden and the recent aquaculture initiative at the company’s Copper Cliff greenhouse.

A community section of the website includes information about upcoming events, recent environmental news releases and links to community partners. Links to a variety of community and government websites can also be found in the resources section of the website.

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For more information, please contact:
Danica Pagnutti
Corporate Affairs Specialist
Vale, Ontario Operations
(705) 682-5202
danica.pagnutti@vale.com

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