Dannemora signs iron ore supply agreement with Thyssenkrupp

Monday, 08. March 2010 08:02

Dannemora has signed an agreement with German steel company ThyssenKrupp Steel
Europe AG for delivery of between 20,000 and 30,000 tonnes of iron ore. Delivery
will be in the second quarter of this year and the iron ore will be used in
full-scale production at the Group's steelworks in Duisburg. Following technical
verification of the production results, negotiations on long-term supply
contracts are expected to begin.

ThyssenKrupp is one of the world's leading producers of advanced low-alloy plate
steel products, supplying customers in the automotive, shipbuilding and
construction industries.

Dannemora Mineral has already signed agreements for trial deliveries of iron ore
to Austrian steel company Voestalpine and German steel company Salzgitter. The
three companies' total annual iron ore consumption is 30 million tonnes.
Dannemora Mineral will have an annual production of 1.5 million tonnes of iron
ore at full capacity.

Staffan Bennerdt CEO and President of Dannemora Mineral: "We are also engaged in
trial delivery negotiations with several other steel companies. Since the
beginning of the year, interest in iron ore deliveries from Dannemora has
soared. We shall increase our efforts to get iron ore to potential customers."

Dannemora Mineral is currently well equipped to tie up the financing quickly and
make the investments needed to get production up and running in 2011. All the
required official permits are in place, and the business plan has been reviewed
and put through a stress testing process by the renowned consultant Micon Ltd,
resulting in a banking due diligence report. Iron ore prices are expected to be
buoyant in the next few years, and for new producers on the scene like Dannemora
Mineral, it is a key advantage to be able to start production in a strong iron
ore market.

Staffan Bennerdt: "I am really looking forward to starting negotiations on
long-term supply agreements. We expect to be able to conclude the agreements
needed to complete the financing phase during spring."

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Press Release 8 March 2010: http://hugin.info/137553/R/1391457/349289.pdf
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