BHP Billiton and Samarco Mineração S.A had entered into an agreement with the Federal Attorney General of Brazil

AgreeementdBHP Billiton announced that Samarco Mineração S.A (Samarco), Vale and BHP Billiton Brasil LTDA (BHP Billiton Brasil) had entered into an agreement (Agreement) with the Federal Attorney General of Brazil, the States of Espirito Santo and Minas Gerais and certain other public authorities (Brazilian Authorities) for the restoration of the environment and communities affected by the Samarco dam failure.


On 5 May 2016, the Federal Court of Appeal in Brasilia ratified the Agreement. The Agreement provides a framework that Samarco, its shareholders and the Brazilian Authorities agree is the best way of managing the ongoing response to the Samarco tragedy. The Agreement creates a Foundation that will put in place a comprehensive range of programs to address the social, economic and environmental consequences of the dam failure. The programs will be informed by science and reflect the needs of the community. BHP Billiton’s previous announcement on the framework agreement is available here. Further information on BHP Billiton can be found at: bhpbilliton.com

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BHP Billiton announced that Samarco Mineração S.A (Samarco), Vale and BHP Billiton Brasil LTDA (BHP Billiton Brasil) had entered into an agreement (Agreement) with the Federal Attorney General of Brazil, the States of Espirito Santo and Minas Gerais and certain other public authorities (Brazilian Authorities) for the restoration of the environment and communities affected by the Samarco dam failure.

On 5 May 2016, the Federal Court of Appeal in Brasilia ratified the Agreement. The Agreement provides a framework that Samarco, its shareholders and the Brazilian Authorities agree is the best way of managing the ongoing response to the Samarco tragedy. The Agreement creates a Foundation that will put in place a comprehensive range of programs to address the social, economic and environmental consequences of the dam failure. The programs will be informed by science and reflect the needs of the community. BHP Billiton’s previous announcement on the framework agreement is available here. Further information on BHP Billiton can be found at: bhpbilliton.com

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Australia and Asia

Eleanor Colonico Tel: +61 3 9609 2360

Mobile +61 407 064 748 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Paul Hitchins

Tel: +61 3 9609 2592

Mobile +61 419 315 001

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Fiona Hadley

Tel: +61 3 9609 2211

Mobile +61 427 777 908

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

United Kingdom and South Africa

Ruban Yogarajah

Tel: +44 207 802 4033

Mobile +44 7827 082 022

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Jennifer White

Tel : +44 207 802 7462

Mobile +44 7827 253 764

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

North America

Jaryl Strong

Tel: +1 713 499 5548

Mobile: +1 281 222 6627

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Americas James Wear

Tel: +1 212 310 1421

Mobile: +1 347 882 3011

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Joseph Suarez

Tel: +1 212 310 1422

Mobile: +1 646 400 3803

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

United Kingdom and South Africa

Rob Clifford

Tel: +44 20 7802 4131

Mobile: +44 7788 308 844

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Andrew Gunn

Tel: +61 3 9609 3575

Mobile: +61 402 087 354

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tara Dines

Tel: +61 3 9609 2222

Mobile: +61 499 249 005

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