NEXA RESUMES FULL OPERATIONS AT VAZANTE
Luxembourg, December 02, 2019 - Nexa Resources S.A. ("Nexa Resources" or "Nexa" or the "Company") (NYSE and TSX Symbol: "NEXA") is pleased to inform that it has concluded the repair of the trunnion used in the concentration plant. Production at the Vazante mine has returned to normal operation since November 29th.
The equipment repair occurred as planned and processing capacity was reduced by 8.4 thousand tons of zinc in concentrate during this time period, within the expected range. Repair cost was US$907,000.
Nexa maintains its 2019 zinc production guidance of 360-380,000 tons.
Nexa is a large-scale,low-cost integrated zinc producer with over 60 years of experience developing and operating mining and smelting assets in Latin America. Nexa currently owns and operates five long-life underground mines - three located in the Central Andes of Peru and two located in the state of Minas Gerais in Brazil - and is developing the Aripuanã Project as its sixth underground mine in Mato Grosso, Brazil. Nexa was among the top five producers of mined zinc globally in 2018 and also one of the top five metallic zinc producers worldwide in 2018, according to Wood Mackenzie.
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