– UK, London – Anglo American plc (LON:AAL) announces that Marcelo Bastos will join the Board as a non-executive director, with effect 1 April 2019.

Mr Bastos brings more than 30 years of experience in the mining industry, most recently as chief operating officer of MMG, the global base metals producer with interests from Australia to Peru. Following an executive career that included senior roles at BHP in Australia and Colombia, Mr Bastos has taken on a number of advisory and non-executive roles with other mining, engineering and logistics organisations.

Stuart Chambers, Chairman of Anglo American, said: “I look forward to welcoming Marcelo Bastos to Anglo American’s Board. Marcelo’s extensive operational and project experience in mining across numerous commodities and geographies, particularly in South America, will ensure we continue to include the appropriate mix of skills and perspectives in our Board discussions.”

About Marcelo Bastos

Marcelo Bastos served as chief operating officer of MMG between 2011 and 2017, responsible for the group’s copper, zinc, silver, lead and gold operations, and sales and marketing. In this role, he also led the planning and development of the Las Bambas copper mine in Peru.

Prior to MMG, Mr Bastos served as president of the BHP Mitsubishi Alliance joint venture (metallurgical coal), president of BHP’s Cerro Matoso nickel operation in Colombia, president of nickel Americas, and president of Nickel West in Australia. His early career until 2004 at Vale included serving as general manager of the Carajás operations in northern Brazil and he was ultimately responsible for the base metals operations.

He is currently a non-executive director of Oz Minerals Ltd (from which he is due to step down in April 2019), Aurizon Holdings Ltd, Golder Associates and Iluka Resources Ltd. Mr Bastos holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree from the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais in Brazil and an MBA from Fundacao Dom Cabral, Brazil in partnership with INSEAD.

About Anglo American

Anglo American is a leading global mining company and our products are the essential ingredients in almost every aspect of modern life. Our portfolio of world-class competitive mining operations and undeveloped resources provides the metals and minerals that enable a cleaner, more electrified world and that meet the fast growing consumer-driven demands of the world’s developed and maturing economies. With our people at the heart of our business, we use innovative practices and the latest technologies to discover new resources and mine, process, move and market our products to our customers around the world – safely, responsibly and sustainably.

As a responsible miner – of diamonds, copper, platinum group metals, iron ore, coal and nickel – we are the custodians of what are precious natural resources. We work together with our business partners and diverse stakeholders to unlock the sustainable value that those resources represent for our shareholders, the communities and countries in which we operate, and for society as a whole. Anglo American is re-imagining mining to improve people’s lives.

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