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Company Response

20 Nov 2020

Anglo American response

... In the report by APIB and Amazon Watch, it states that we have registered 300 requests for authorization to survey in areas that include Amazonian Indigenous lands, we would like to update you on the latest developments in this regard. We have withdrawn all our applications for mineral exploration in areas located in indigenous lands in Brazil, since 2015. We are however aware that some of these applications have not been removed on the database of the Agência Nacional de Mineração (ANM - National Mining Agency) and we are in contact with the ANM to update their systems in this regard.

We periodically revise our application portfolio and have no plans to carry out any mining-related activities in indigenous lands in Brazil. It is worth noting that there are some applications for research-related activities that are adjacent to indigenous lands. We must note that if any of the applications have interferences in indigenous lands and its limits, these interferences will be removed by the ANM. All work done in relation to mineral exploration has been with in adherence with local laws and regulations.

We would like to state clearly that while we adhere to the laws and regulations set by governments, we also have a set of values and commitments that guide how act as a responsible miner across the many geographies where we operate. Therefore, we would again like to make clear that as a matter of principle we are committed to only exploring indigenous lands with FPIC from the communities affected. In addition, we are committed to working towards having a net positive impact on biodiversity in all the regions we operate. This applies to our operations in Brazil as it does for all Anglo American operations in other jurisdictions...