Ivanhoe Mines announced that Kamoa-Kakula's Phase 1, 3.8 million-tonne-per-annum (Mtpa) concentrator plant now is fully operational. First truckloads of copper concentrate were delivered to a local smelter on June 1, 2021, with concentrate dispatch continuing daily. To date, more than 10,500 dry metric tonnes of concentrate have been delivered to the local smelter, and first blister copper ingots have been received. Kamoa-Kakula's plant commissioning is well advanced, and preparation for final performance tests is underway. First ore was fed into the concentrator plant on May 20 and the start of copper concentrate production occurred on May 25, several months ahead of schedule. As of June 30, 313,000 tonnes of ore grading 4.85% copper had been conveyed to the run-of- mine (ROM) stockpile. The team currently is preparing for the final plant performance tests, which will conclude the C4 (or "hot") commissioning activities. Feed grades are expected to increase during the month of July.