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Gerdau Açominas (Brazil)


"Gerdau is the leading company in the production of long steels in the Americas and one of the major suppliers of specialty long steel in the world. It started to expand its operations more than a century ago and now has an industrial presence in 14 countries: Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, India, Mexico, Peru, Spain, the United States, Uruguay and Venezuela.
 
The company has operations in nearly all Brazilian states, producing long and specialty steel. The products, marketed and sold across five continents, supply the civil construction, industry and the farming and livestock sectors. These products are present in our everyday lives in a variety of different formats: they serve as the structural basis of houses, shopping centers, hospitals, bridges and hydroelectric plants; they make up part of power and telephone transmission towers, are used as raw materials in car parts and are also utilized in farming activities.
 
With shares listed on the São Paulo, New York, Toronto, Madrid and Lima stock exchanges, Gerdau seeks efficiency and growth with maintained profitability, while remaining permanently committed to sustainable development."

Visit the company's website at www.gerdau.com.br

Catalpa Resources (Australia)

"Catalpa Resources Limited (ASX: CAH) has two exciting gold assets; a 30% interest in the 100 000+ ounces per annum Cracow Gold Operations - a producing gold mine in Queensland (70% Newcrest Mining Limited); and the 100 000+ ounces per annum Edna May Gold Operations in Western Australia (100%) - an advanced gold project on schedule to commence production in June 2010.

Catalpa is confident that both the Cracow Gold Operations and Edna May Gold Operations offer further Reserve and Resource growth potential, with ongoing exploration programmes at both operations. In parallel, the Company continues to proactively identify and assess other production growth opportunities."

In 2011 Catalpa merged with Conquest to form Evoloution Mining

Ok Tedi Mining (Papua New Guinea)

"The Ok Tedi mine is a major producer of copper concentrate for the world smelting market. Situated in the remote Star Mountains of PNG’s Western Province, it extracts and exports copper, gold and silver concentrate to customers throughout Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. Ok Tedi Mining Limited (OTML) operates the mine, which has had a major impact on one of the world’s most remote places.

The Ok Tedi mine started operations in 1984, and has become the single largest business contributor to the economies of both the Western Province and PNG. In 2007, OTML's export earnings were K4.6 billion, which represents approximately 32 per cent of PNG's total export earnings. The contributions of the mine to Western Province are not simply economic, however. Employment, education and training, infrastructure such as roads, airstrips, water and communications systems and health services have been established, facilitated by the mine."