First Quantum Minerals Ltd.
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LSE : FQM

First Quantum Minerals Ltd.

July 17, 2012 09:10 ET

First Quantum Temporarily Suspends Operations at Its Guelb Moghrein Mine

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - July 17, 2012) - First Quantum Minerals Ltd. ("First Quantum" or the "Company") (TSX:FM)(LSE:FQM) today announced that it has temporarily suspended normal operations at its Guelb Moghrein copper-gold mine in Mauritania due to illegal strike action by some unionized employees.

The Company continues to work through a government-facilitated mediation process to achieve a resolution to the illegal strike and will update stakeholders as warranted.

On Behalf of the Board of Directors of First Quantum Minerals Ltd.

G. Clive Newall, President

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Contact Information

  • First Quantum Minerals Ltd. - North American contact
    Sharon Loung
    Director, Investor Relations
    (647) 346-3934 or Toll Free: 1 (888) 688-6577
    (604) 688-3818 (FAX)
    sharon.loung@fqml.com

    First Quantum Minerals Ltd. - United Kingdom contacts
    Clive Newall
    President
    +44 140 327 3484
    +44 140 327 3494 (FAX)
    clive.newall@fqml.com
    www.first-quantum.com