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1 Why Imerys likes biorich project Colin Bullen Australia General Manager & Asia Pacific Operations Manager

2 - 2 - Who is Imerys? World leader in Industrial Minerals  245 industrial sites ~ 47 countries  Asia Pacific  Australia > Kaolin. Paper & Performance Minerals

3 - 3 - IMERYS Pigments for Paper Operations Overview – IMERYS Global Kaolin Assets Georgia (U.S.A.): Diversity of particle size & shapeDiversity of particle size & shape Sedimentary kaolinSedimentary kaolin Moderate to low residue contentModerate to low residue content Moderate to low impurity contentModerate to low impurity content Cornwall (U.K.): Coarse & platey particlesCoarse & platey particles Primary kaolinPrimary kaolin Higher residueHigher residue Rio Capim (Brazil): Coarse & blocky particlesCoarse & blocky particles Paucity of ultra fine particlesPaucity of ultra fine particles Sedimentary kaolinSedimentary kaolin Moderate to low residue contentModerate to low residue content Very low impurity contentVery low impurity content  IMERYS, the only producer present in the 3 kaolin for paper production zones

4 - 4 - IMERYS Operations in Asia-Pacific Japan – Wet GCC Plants in Fuji, Miyagi & Niigata; PCC licences with NPI Group of paper mills (5 Plants) Australia – Kaolin mines & Plant (Ballarat - Victoria) China – Wet GCC Plants in Nanling (Anhui) & Changshu (Jiangsu), Dry GCC Plant in QingYang (Anhui) and PCC plant in Yueyang (Hunan under construction) Taiwan – Wet GCC Plant in Kaohsiung India – Wet GCC Plants in Bhigwan, Silvassa and Amritsar; PCC Plant in Bhadrachalam Indonesia – Wet GCC Plant & PCC Plant in Kerinci (Sumatra) – JV with APRIL Group Malaysia – Marble Mine, Crushing Plant, Dry GCC Plant & Wet GCC Plant in Ipoh (West Malaysia) – supplies marble chips to IMERYS’ Wet GCC Plants in Japan, Taiwan, India, Indonesia & Australia Vietnam – Marble Mine, Crushing Plant, Dry GCC Plant in Yen Bai – supplies marble chips to IMERYS’ Wet GCC Plants in Japan

5 - 5 - Expansion in Asia Pacific to Meet Market Demand  More than 1 million tonnes of carbonate capacity added  Expansion into Vietnam, India and China markets  High brightness marble reserves secured China – Changshu GCC Indonesia – Kerinci (PCC) Malaysia Marble Expansion China – Nanling GCC Japan - Fuji, Miyagi GCC Indonesia – Kerinci (GCC) Australia – Pittong Kaolin Australia – Burnie GCC Malaysia – Ipoh PM China – Dalian Thailand - Lopburi China – Qingyang Crushing / Powder India – Bhigwan GCC Vietnam – Yen Bai Marble Japan – Niigata GCC China Dongshan Mining China Zhongshan Mining India Silvassa GCC India – Bhadrachalam PCC India – Khanna GCC China – Yueyang PCC 2010

6 - 6 - Why is biorich important? Vision ~ Sustainable Development  Mine sites……progressive rehabilitation  Best practice…locally & globally  Commitment to harmonious sustainable growth


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