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ANGLO AMERICAN PLC – Anglo American asegura suministro de agua desalinizada para mina de cobre Los Bronces en Chile – SENS

ANGLO AMERICAN PLC – Anglo American asegura suministro de agua desalinizada para mina de cobre Los Bronces en Chile – SENS


Anglo American secures desalinated water supply for Los Bronces copper mine in Chile

Anglo American plc (the ‘Company’)
Registered office: 17 Charterhouse Street, London EC1N 6RA
Registered number: 3564138 (incorporated in England and Wales)
Legal Entity Identifier: 549300S9XF92D1X8ME43
JSE Share Code: AGL
NSX Share Code: ANM

23 November 2022

Anglo American secures desalinated water supply for Los Bronces copper mine in Chile

Anglo American has secured desalinated water supply for its Los Bronces copper mine in Chile from 2025
– following the signing of an agreement with Aguas Pacífico, a Chilean water desalination and solutions
provider – meeting almost half of the mine’s water requirements.

Ruben Fernandes, CEO of Anglo American’s Base Metals business, said: “Anglo American has set an
ambition of reducing fresh water abstraction in water scarce regions by 50% by 2030. This agreement –
which is the first phase of a larger and longer term integrated water project to eliminate our use of fresh
water at our Los Bronces operation – is an important step towards achieving that goal.

‘The Central zone of Chile, where Los Bronces is located, has been impacted by a decade-long severe
drought and this desalinated water will supply more than 45% of Los Bronces’ needs while also providing
clean water to approximately 20,000 people in communities local to the operation’.

Anik Michaud, Group Director of Corporate Relations and Sustainable Impact, said: ‘Beyond this first
phase, we are also planning an innovative swap scheme to provide desalinated water for human
consumption in exchange for treated wastewater that will supply our operation. This would allow us to
stop drawing any fresh water for Los Bronces – our ultimate goal. This innovative approach not only
secures industrial water supply for our Los Bronces operation to sustain copper production, but also
benefits local communities with the provision of clean water.’

In this first phase, Anglo American will be supplied with desalinated water from a plant that is being built
in the Valparaiso region by Aguas Pacífico. The water will be transported via pipeline to our Las Tortolas
plant from where it will be pumped up to the Los Bronces mine. Anglo American will also provide
desalinated water to supply the nearby communities of Colina and Til Til, benefiting approximately 20,000

The Company has a primary listing on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange and secondary
listings on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, the Botswana Stock Exchange, the Namibia Stock
Exchange and the SIX Swiss Exchange.

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Notes to editors:
Anglo American is a leading global mining company and our products are the essential ingredients in
almost every aspect of modern life. Our portfolio of world-class competitive operations, with a broad
range of future development options, provides many of the future-enabling metals and minerals for a
cleaner, greener, more sustainable world and that meet the fast growing every day demands of billions
of consumers. With our people at the heart of our business, we use innovative practices and the latest
technologies to discover new resources and to mine, process, move and market our products to our
customers – safely and sustainably.

As a responsible producer of diamonds (through De Beers), copper, platinum group metals, premium
quality iron ore and steelmaking coal, and nickel – with crop nutrients in development – we are
committed to being carbon neutral across our operations by 2040. More broadly, our Sustainable Mining
Plan commits us to a series of stretching goals to ensure we work towards a healthy environment,
creating thriving communities and building trust as a corporate leader. We work together with our
business partners and diverse stakeholders to unlock enduring value from precious natural resources for
the benefit of the communities and countries in which we operate, for society as a whole, and for our
shareholders. Anglo American is re-imagining mining to improve people’s lives.

Forward-looking statements:
This document includes forward-looking statements. All statements other than statements of historical facts included
in this document, including, without limitation, those regarding Anglo American’s financial position, business,
acquisition and divestment strategy, dividend policy, plans and objectives of management for future operations
(including development plans and objectives relating to Anglo American’s products, production forecasts and Ore
Reserve and Mineral Resource positions) and environmental, social and corporate governance goals and aspirations,
are forward-looking statements. By their nature, such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks,
uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of Anglo American
or industry results to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or
implied by such forward-looking statements.

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future business strategies and the environment in which Anglo American will operate in the future. Important factors
that could cause Anglo American’s actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from those in the
forward-looking statements include, among others, levels of actual production during any period, levels of global
demand and commodity market prices, mineral resource exploration and development capabilities, recovery rates
and other operational capabilities, safety, health or environmental incidents, the effects of global pandemics and
outbreaks of infectious diseases, the outcome of litigation or regulatory proceedings, the availability of mining and
processing equipment, the ability to produce and transport products profitably, the availability of transport
infrastructure, the impact of foreign currency exchange rates on market prices and operating costs, the availability
of sufficient credit, the effects of inflation, political uncertainty and economic conditions in relevant areas of the
world, the actions of competitors, activities by courts, regulators and governmental authorities such as in relation to
permitting or forcing closure of mines and ceasing of operations or maintenance of Anglo American’s assets and
changes in taxation or safety, health, environmental or other types of regulation in the countries where Anglo
American operates, conflicts over land and resource ownership rights and such other risk factors identified in Anglo
American’s most recent Annual Report. Forward-looking statements should, therefore, be construed in light of such
risk factors and undue reliance should not be placed on forward-looking statements. These forward-looking
statements speak only as of the date of this document. Anglo American expressly disclaims any obligation or
undertaking (except as required by applicable law, the City Code on Takeovers and Mergers, the UK Listing Rules, the
Disclosure and Transparency Rules of the Financial Conduct Authority, the Listings Requirements of the securities
exchange of the JSE Limited in South Africa, the SIX Swiss Exchange, the Botswana Stock Exchange and the Namibian
Stock Exchange and any other applicable regulations) to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-
looking statement contained herein to reflect any change in Anglo American’s expectations with regard thereto or
any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based.

Nothing in this document should be interpreted to mean that future earnings per share of Anglo American will
necessarily match or exceed its historical published earnings per share. Certain statistical and other information
about Anglo American included in this document is sourced from publicly available third party sources. As such it has
not been independently verified and presents the views of those third parties, but may not necessarily correspond
to the views held by Anglo American and Anglo American expressly disclaims any responsibility for, or liability in
respect of, such information.

Date: 23-11-2022 04:23:00
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