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Company Response

20 Sep 2009

Tom Shrake, President & CEO, Pacific Rim Mining

Pacific Rim response to report “Gold, impunity, violence in El Salvador”

Pacific Rim is saddened and outraged by the horrible death of Marcelo Rivera. The community of San Isidro has lost a leader and a teacher... Let us be very clear, the company has no knowledge of the crime... As to the video...we offer the following comments and corrections to information and misinformation as reported in the video...The video shows clips of people with skin disorders in the vicinity of one of the Honduran operations which opposition groups continually report to be related to the mine itself. The skin rashes were independently investigated by health institutions. A copy of their report is attached.

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[video] El Salvador: Video report on recent killing of an anti-mining activist, death threats & violence against others

El Salvador: "Late night sunrise" - documentary film on social impacts of the El Dorado mine, owned by Pacific Rim