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Nyrstar announces its friendly Offer to acquire Breakwater is now free of regulatory approval conditions

24.08.2011  |  Globenewswire Europe
Regulated Information

24 August 2011

Nyrstar NV ("Nyrstar") announced today that it has received approval from The
Honourable Christian Paradis, Canada's Minister of Industry, under the
Investment Canada Act for the proposed acquisition of all of the issued and
outstanding common shares ("Breakwater Shares") of Breakwater Resources Ltd.
(TSX: BWR) ("Breakwater") announced on 15 June 2011 (the "Nyrstar Offer").  In
addition, and as previously announced today, Nyrstar has now received required
consents and approvals from anti-trust authorities in South Korea and Canada,
and has waived the condition requiring receipt of Honduran anti-trust approval.

The Nyrstar Offer is now subject only to there having been validly deposited
(and not withdrawn) at least 66 2/3 % of the Breakwater Shares (on a fully
diluted basis) by the expiry date, and other customary conditions. The Offer
remains open for acceptance until 5:00 p.m. (EDT) on 25 August  2011, unless
further extended.

Breakwater shareholders are encouraged to tender their Breakwater Shares as soon
as possible.  Kingsdale Shareholder Services Inc. is the depositary and the
information agent for the Nyrstar Offer.  Shareholders can obtain copies of the
takeover bid circular and related materials at no charge from the depository or
make any enquiries in relation to the offer at 1-800-775-5159 or by email at


For investor information contact:
Anthony Simms, Manager Investor Relations
T 41 44 745 8157, M 41 79 722 2152

For media information contact:
Kate Dinon, Group Manager Corporate Communications
T 41 55 745 8154, M 41 797 228 466

About Nyrstar
The partner of choice in essential resources for the development of a changing
world.  Nyrstar is a leading global multi-metals business, producing significant
quantities of zinc and lead as well as other products (including silver, gold
and copper).  Nyrstar is listed on NYSE Euronext Brussels under the symbol NYR.
For further information visit the Nyrstar website,www.nyrstar.com.

About Breakwater
Breakwater is a mining, exploration and development company which produces and
sells zinc, copper, lead and gold concentrates to customers around the world.
The Company's concentrate production is derived from three mines in Chile,
Honduras and Canada. Breakwater is preparing the Langlois mine in Quebec, Canada
for production in the first quarter of 2012.


This announcement has been prepared by Nyrstar NV (the "Company").  It does not
constitute or form part of, and should not be construed as, an offer,
solicitation or invitation to subscribe for, underwrite or otherwise acquire,
any securities of the Company or any member of its group nor should it or any
part of it form the basis of, or be relied on in connection with, any contract
to purchase or subscribe for any securities of the Company or any member of its
group, nor shall it or any part of it form the basis of or be relied on in
connection with any contract or commitment whatsoever.

The information included in this announcement has been provided to you solely
for your information and background and is subject to updating, completion,
revision and amendment and such information may change materially.  Unless
required by applicable law or regulation, no person is under any obligation to
update or keep current the information contained in this announcement and any
opinions expressed in relation thereto are subject to change without notice.  No
representation or warranty, express or implied, is made as to the fairness,
accuracy, reasonableness or completeness of the information contained herein.
Neither the Company nor any other person accepts any liability for any loss
howsoever arising, directly or indirectly, from this announcement or its

This document and any materials distributed in connection with this document are
not directed to, or intended for distribution to or use by, any person or entity
that is a citizen or resident or located in any locality, state, country or
other jurisdiction where such distribution, publication, availability or use
would be contrary to law or regulation or which would require any registration
or licensing within such jurisdiction.

The full press release can be downloaded from the following link:

Press Release (English):

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originality of the information contained therein.

Source: Nyrstar via Thomson Reuters ONE


Unternehmen: Nyrstar - ISIN: BE0003876936
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