Message Mer 9 Oct 2013 10:06

Q2 2013 production

Copper - Zambia ... ID=1862816

Mined metal production was lower at 34,000 tonnes in Q2 and 70,000 tonnes in H1 mainly due to the suspension of mining operations at COP F&D since January 2013, which was partially offset by higher output from the Tailings Leach Plant (TLP). Integrated production was lower in H1 due to a temporary shutdown of the Nchanga smelter in Q1.

We now expect to deliver integrated production of around 140kt excluding COP F&D in FY2014 due to a slower ramp-up at Konkola, while maintaining a cost of c. USc230/lb.