SOURCE: LLX

LLX

August 03, 2009 11:25 ET

Material Fact: LLX Obtains the Construction License for the Sudeste Port

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL--(Marketwire - August 3, 2009) - Pursuant to the article 157, paragraph 4 of Law No. 6.404 of December 15th, 1976, as amended, and in accordance with Brazilian Securities Exchange Comission ("CVM") Rule No. 358 of January 3rd, 2002, LLX LOGÍSTICA S.A. (BOVESPA: LLXL3) ("Company" or "LLX") hereby informs its shareholders and the market that:

As of July 31st 2009, LLX Sudeste Operações Portuárias Ltda ("LLX Sudeste"), an LLX subsidiary, received from the Environmental State Institute (INEA) of the State of Rio de Janeiro the construction license ("Construction License") for the implementation of the "Sudeste Port," a port terminal with a capacity to handle 50 million tons of iron ore per year in its initial phase. This license is the precedent condition for the beginning of the port construction, which is scheduled to begin in the second half of 2009.

Located in the municipality of Itaguaí, 80 km from the city of Rio de Janeiro and only 2 km away from MRS' railway network, the "Sudeste Port" is being developed as a mixed-use private port terminal, with a projected water draft of 20 meters and an area of 52 ha, and, as permitted by the Environmental License, will have a capacity of 50 million tons of iron ore per year. The "Sudeste Port" is being developed to ship the iron ore produced by MMX Mineração e Metálicos S.A. in the State of Minas Gerais, as well as the production of other iron ore producers from the "Iron Ore District," also located in Minas Gerais.

The "Sudeste Port" will be the logistic solution for the mining companies located at the "Iron Ore District" in Minas Gerais that currently cannot export due to the lack of port availability and will gain access to the seaborne market through then "Sudeste Port."

The Company expects that the "Sudeste Port" will start operating in the second half of 2011.

Rio de Janeiro, August 3rd, 2009.

Otávio de Garcia Lazcano
CEO and Investor Relations Officer
LLX Logística S.A.

ABOUT LLX

LLX is implementing two Super Ports in Rio de Janeiro state, Southeast region of Brazil, which will have efficient infrastructure and the necessary depth to receive the most modern large-capacity ships, such as capesize bulk carriers, resulting in lower operating costs. The Açu Super Port, located in the north of Rio de Janeiro and already under construction, will have 18.5 meters draft and six berths for bulk carriers and four berths for general cargo vessels. The Açu Super Port has 90 km2 of back area and will be able to host a state-of-the-art, heavy industry cluster, including an iron ore storing and processing facility, pelletizing plants, thermo power plants, a steel and cement complex, metal mechanic industries and an Oil and Gas cluster. The Sudeste Port, located in the south of Rio de Janeiro state, has already been granted the construction license to implement a port terminal with 20 meters draft and 2 berths, with a total capacity to store and handle 50 million tons of iron ore per year in its initial phase. The beginning of the construction of the Sudeste Port is expected for the second half of 2009.

LLX Logística S.A.
Corporate Taxpayers' Id (CNPJ/MF) No. 08.741.499/0001-08
Publicly Held Company with Authorized Capital
Company's Registry (NIRE) No. 33.3.0028154-1

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