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Talvivaara Mining Company Plc: Clarifications requested by the Finnish Safety and Chemicals Agency

Clarifications requested by the Finnish Safety and Chemicals Agency

Stock Exchange Release

Talvivaara Mining Company Plc

2 April 2012

Clarifications requested by the Finnish Safety and Chemicals Agency

The Finnish Safety and Chemicals Agency TUKES has requested Talvivaara Mining Company Plc ("Talvivaara" or the "Company") to provide a clarification on occupational safety procedures at the Talvivaara mine. Talvivaara is currently carrying out a normal maintenance stoppage at the mine, and the Company expects to be in a position to deliver the requested clarifications during the early part of the current week. Therefore the Company does not expect the maintenance stoppage to be extended due to the request from TUKES.

During the maintenance stoppage, which was started prior to request by TUKES, Talvivaara has paid special attention on the areas mentioned in the request by TUKES. A safe working environment is a key focus area for Talvivaara.

ENQUIRIES

Talvivaara Mining Company Plc Tel: +358 20 7129 800
Lassi Lammassaari, Chief Operations Officer
Eeva Ruokonen, Chief Sustainability Officer

Talvivaara Mining Company Plc
Talvivaara Mining Company is an internationally significant base metals producer with its primary focus on nickel and zinc using a technology known as bioheapleaching to extract metals out of ore. Bioheapleaching makes extraction of metals from low grade ore economically viable. The Talvivaara deposits comprise one of the largest known sulphide nickel resources in Europe. The ore body is estimated to support anticipated production for several decades. Talvivaara has secured a 10-year off-take agreement for 100 per cent of its main output of nickel and cobalt to Norilsk Nickel and entered into a long-term zinc streaming agreement with Nyrstar NV. Talvivaara is listed on the London Stock Exchange Main Market and NASDAQ OMX Helsinki and is included in the FTSE 250 index. Further information can be found at www.talvivaara.com.