Nexa Resources S.A. (“Nexa Resources” or “Nexa” or “the “Company”) (NEXA) (NEXA.TO), announces that it has filed its annual report on Form 20-F for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2018 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (www.sec.gov/edgar) and on SEDAR in Canada (www.sedar.com). Nexa also announces that it has filed its full updated report on Mineral Reserves and Mineral Resources as of December 31, 2018 – Mining Report. As disclosed on the notice to the market on March, 28, 2019, Nexa’s Mineral Reserves reached 4,449.0 kt contained Zn, an increase compared to the previous (3,897.2 kt contained Zn), as the result of a positive feasibility study and production decision on the Aripuanã project. Nexa Resources additionally informs the publication of its Technical Report for Atacocha mine. Both the Mining Report and the Atacocha Technical Report contain descriptions of mineral reserves and mineral resources estimates prepared in accordance with National Instrument 43-101 ("NI 43-101"), and may not be comparable to similar information prepared in accordance with Industry Guide 7 that is presented in our annual report on Form 20-F.
Nexa is a large-scale, low-cost integrated zinc producer with over 60 years of experience developing and operating mining and smelting assets in Latin America. The Company currently owns and operates five long-life underground mines - three located in the Central Andes of Peru and two located in the state of Minas Gerais in Brazil - and is among the top five producers of mined zinc globally in 2018, according to Wood Mackenzie. Nexa is also one of the top five metallic zinc producers worldwide in 2018, according to Wood Mackenzie.
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