MMC Norilsk Nickel announces preliminary consolidated production results for 1st quarter 2011

OJSC MMCMining and Metallurgical CompanyPublic Joint Stock Company "Mining and Metallurgical Company "Norilsk Nickel"Go to the glossaryGo to the glossary Norilsk Nickel (hereinafter — “Norilsk Nickel”, “the Company” or “the GroupPublic Joint Stock Company "Mining and Metallurgical Company "Norilsk Nickel” and its subsidiariesGo to the glossary”), the world’s largest nickel and palladium producer, announces preliminary consolidated production results for the first quarter of 2011 at the Polar and Kola Divisions in Russia and international operations in Finland, Botswana and South Africa.

ABOUT THE COMPANY:
MMC Norilsk Nickel, a company incorporated under the laws of the Russian Federation, is the largest diversified mining and metals company in Russia, the world’s largest producer of nickel and palladium and one of the world’s largest producers of platinum, rhodium, copper and cobalt. In addition to this, MMC Norilsk Nickel produces a large number of other by-products, including gold, silver, tellurium, selenium, iridium and ruthenium.

The key production units of the Company’s group in Russia are at the Polar and Kola Peninsulas. MMC Norilsk Nickel international assets include operations in Finland, USA, Australia, Botswana and South Africa.

MMC Norilsk Nickel’s shares are traded at MICEXMoscow Interbank Currency ExchangeGo to the glossary-RTSRussian Trading SystemGo to the glossary. ADRAmerican Depositary Receipt; a security representing partial ownership in deposited securities of a foreign company certified by receipts issued by a US depositary bankGo to the glossary’s on the Company’s shares are traded on the other the counter market in the US and at the London and Berlin stock exchanges.

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