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May 29, 2015 05:33 ET

Hyundai UK Hands Over ix35 Fuel Cell to Global Mining Company

- Global mining company, and the world's leading producer of platinum group metals, takes delivery of Hyundai's mass-production fuel cell vehicle

- Official handover took place at brand new hydrogen refuelling station in Hendon

- Vehicle will be used across the business, by employees for general business use

- Handover takes place shortly after ix35 Fuel Cell pricing announcement

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwired - May 29, 2015) - Hyundai Motor UK has today officially handed over an example of the world's first mass-produced fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV), the Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell, to global diversified mining business Anglo American - the world's leading producer of platinum (a key ingredient in FCEV technology).

The handover took place at a brand new hydrogen refuelling station at Sainsbury's supermarket in Hendon, which is the latest Smart Fuel®Hydrogen Fuelling facility to be built within the UK by leading hydrogen supplier, Air Products. Headquartered in London, Anglo American will use its hydrogen-powered ix35 Fuel Cell car for general business use and special events.

"As society adopts ever more challenging emissions targets, we expect the use of zero emissions Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles to increase significantly. We are actively supporting the development of this new technology, which will stimulate future demand for platinum, which is a key ingredient to this innovative vehicle technology," Andrew Hinkly, Executive Head of Marketing, Anglo American Platinum.

Robin Hayles, Sustainable Fuel Development Manager, Hyundai UK, commented: "Anglo American is an important customer for Hyundai and one of the first outside of the hydrogen industry. The company understands the need to promote Fuel Cell as a viable alternative to internal combustion and increase the demand for this clean and sustainable technology."

The official handover to Anglo American takes place just weeks after Hyundai Motor UK announced official pricing for Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell - £53,105 OTR, which includes part-funding from the Europe-wide HyFive project.

The handover also follows the announcement of the British Government's £6.6 million investment in the UK's hydrogen infrastructure. The investment will see an initial network of 12 hydrogen refuelling stations, including a pledge to fund the construction of two new stations in the Greater London area, a new mobile refuelling station for the south of England and upgrades to existing stations in Sheffield, Swindon, Wales and London.

The Hyundai ix35 Hydrogen Fuel Cell is the world's first mass-produced fuel cell electric vehicle and has been sold through central Hyundai channels to selected trial partners since 2013. Already on the road in 15 countries around the world, including 11 in Europe, ix35 Fuel Cell demonstrates the brand's technical expertise and commitment to ultra-low emission motoring.

The ix35 Fuel Cell is available for immediate order directly from Hyundai Motor UK. Please contact Robin Hayles at Hyundai Motor UK via email robin.hayles@hyundai-car.co.uk for further information.

About Hyundai Motor

Established in 1967, Hyundai Motor Company is committed to becoming a lifetime partner in automobiles and beyond. The company, which leads the Hyundai Motor Group, an innovative business structure capable of circulating resources from molten iron to finished cars, offers top-quality best-sellers such as Elantra, Sonata and Genesis. Hyundai Motor has eight manufacturing bases and seven design & technical centers worldwide and in 2014, sold 4.96 million vehicles globally. With almost 100,000 employees worldwide, Hyundai Motor continues to enhance its product line-up with localized models and strives to strengthen its leadership in clean technology, starting with the world's first mass-produced hydrogen-powered vehicle, ix35 Fuel Cell.

More information about Hyundai Motor and its products can be found at:

http://worldwide.hyundai.com or http://www.hyundaiglobalnews.com

About Hyundai Motor UK

Hyundai has sold vehicles in the UK since 1982. In 2005, Hyundai opened its own UK subsidiary, Hyundai Motor UK Ltd, based in High Wycombe. Since 2008, the company has risen from 21st to one of the top manufacturers in the UK and last year sold a record 82,159 vehicles. Hyundai Motor UK employs over 3000 people through its UK operations and dealer network.

Hyundai offers a full range of vehicles from the award-winning New Generation i10 city car through to the capable Santa Fe SUV and iLoad LCV. All passenger cars come with Hyundai's industry-leading 5 Year Unlimited Mileage Warranty package. Further information about Hyundai and its products is available at www.hyundai.co.uk.

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About Anglo American

Anglo American is a global and diversified mining business that provides the raw materials essential for economic development and modern life. Our people are at the heart of our business. It is our people who use the latest technologies to find new resources, plan and build our mines and who mine, process and move and market our products from bulk commodities and base metals to precious metals and diamonds (through De Beers) to our customers around the world. Our diversified portfolio of products spans the economic development cycle and, as a responsible miner, we are the custodians of precious resources. We work together with our key partners and stakeholders to unlock the long-term value that those resources represent for our shareholders, but also for the communities and countries in which we operate creating sustainable value and making a real difference. Our mining operations, growth projects and exploration and marketing activities extend across southern Africa, South America, Australia, North America, Asia and Europe.

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