Luxembourg, February 15, 2019 – Nexa Resources S.A. (“Nexa Resources” or the “Company”), announces that the board of directors of the Company resolved today to distribute to its shareholders a cash dividend of US$0.525494 per common share (“Dividend”). The Dividend will represent an aggregate amount of approximately US$70 million, based on the 133,208,125 shares outstanding as of December 31, 2018.
The Dividend will be paid on March 28, 2019, and shareholders owning shares on March 14, 2019 will be entitled to receive the Dividend. A Luxembourg withholding tax of 15% will be applied to the gross dividend amount, unless an exemption or reduction in rate applies or a refund is filed and approved by the relevant tax authorities. Shares will be traded ex-dividend on the Toronto Exchange Stock (TSX) and New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) as of March 13, 2019.
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 operates and owns five long-life underground mines, three located in the Central Andes of Peru and two located in the state of Minas Gerais in Brazil. Two of the Company’s mines, Cerro Lindo in Peru and Vazante in Brazil, are among the 10 largest zinc mines in the world and combined with the Company’s other mining operations, place the Company among the top five producers of mined zinc globally in 2017, according to Wood Mackenzie.
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