About Xstrata Plc

Xstrata PLC is a diversified mining group created through an initial public offering on the London Stock Exchange in March 2002. Since that time, the Group’s scale, scope, geographic spread and commodity diversification have been transformed through a combination of incremental acquisitions, organic growth projects and operational improvements.

Xstrata focuses on five international commodity markets: copper, coking coal, thermal coal, ferrochrome, nickel, vanadium and zinc, with additional exposures to platinum group metals, gold, cobalt, lead and silver, recycling facilities and a suite of global technology products. Xstrata's operations and projects span 18 countries. Its activitiesalso include a technology services business, which provides technologies and specialist services in the areas of mining, mineral processing and metals extraction to mining companies worldwide and to Xstrata's own operations. As of March 10, 2008, the Company held 99% of Resource Pacific Holdings Limited. As of February 22, 2008, it held 97% of Jubilee Mines NL, which includes the operational Cosmos mine and a range of growth projects in Western Australia.

The ability to attract, retain and develop people with the appropriate skills and capability is critical to Xstrata’s continued success and their ability to grow and operate effectively, which is why Xstrata provides industry-leading career development opportunities and competitive remuneration.