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New Appointment

Thursday, December 13th, 2007

Xstrata plc announces that Claude Lamoureux has been invited to join the Board as an independent non-executive director and will be proposed by the Board for election by the shareholders at the next general meeting of the company. Mr Lamoureux has agreed to act as an independent external consultant to the Board with effect from 1 January 2008 until the next general meeting, expected to be the annual general meeting on 6 May 2008.
Mr Lamoureux was until 1st December 2007, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan and serves as a non-executive director on the Board of Northumbrian Water Group plc. He is also a director of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, Glass Lewis, The Learning Partnership and the York University Foundation. He is a former member of Domtar, the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, the International Corporate Governance Network and was a co-founder and Board member of the Canadian Coalition for Good Governance.
Willy Strothotte, Xstrata Chairman, said; “We are delighted that Claude Lamoureux has accepted our invitation to join the Board, subject to shareholders’ approval. Claude brings with him a wealth of experience as an active and successful investor in both quoted and private companies in Canada and in major international infrastructure projects. Claude has for many years been respected and highly regarded as an important contributor to the development of corporate governance in Canada. I have no doubt that he will make a significant contribution to the Group and I look forward to working with him and my fellow Board directors to continue Xstrata’s outstanding track record of growth and shareholder value creation.”
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