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Vale makes donations to people impacted by the Dam I breach in Brumadinho

The humanitarian financial support is a donation, being a way to minimize possible uncertainties of those affected

Rio de Janeiro, February 1st, 2019 - Vale informs that it will expand the humanitarian financial aid to those impacted by the Dam I breach in Brumadinho.

Two financial aid categories will be created: one for all the families that resided in the Self-Saving Zone[1] (ZAS, Zona de Autossalvamento) of the Emergency Action Plan for Mining Dams (PAEBM, Plano de Ação de Emergência de Barragens de Mineração), which will receive a R$ 50,000 donation, and a another one for those families that did not reside at the ZAS region but carried out rural or commercial activities registered by the company when the PAEBM was created. For the latter, the donation will be of R$ 15,000.

The procedures to receive the humanitarian financial aid will be released next week.

It is important to highlight that this humanitarian financial aid is characterized as a donation, with the objective of minimizing eventual uncertainties of those impacted. This is not a compensation, which will be agreed upon at a later moment by the interested parties.

Besides this initiative, Vale is conducting several humanitarian actions. Since the dam breach, the company has established a team of more than 300 people, composed of doctors, nurses, social assistants, psychologists and volunteers, to assist the population and the impacted families.


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