Vale is the second largest metals and mining company in the world, one of the 30 largest publicly traded companies in the world, and the largest private sector company in Latin America. Vale has approximately 500,000 shareholders from all continents. According to the Boston Consulting Group, one of the leading consultancy firms in the world, Vale was chosen as one of the top 25 sustainable value creators in the globe, due to its extraordinary performance over the last 10 years. Vale is the world's largest producer of iron ore and iron ore pellets, key raw material for steel making, and the world's second largest producer of nickel, which is used to produce stainless steel, aircraft, mobile phones, batteries, special batteries for hybrid electric vehicles, and other products. We also produce manganese, ferroalloys, thermal and coking coal, bauxite, alumina, aluminum, copper, cobalt, platinum group metals, and fertilizer nutrients, important raw materials for the global industrial and food production industries. Our main goal is to maximize shareholder value. We are best positioned to benefit from the strong, long-term fundamentals of minerals and metals, given our world-class, long-life, and low cost assets, wealth growth options in various segments of the metals and mining industry supplied by an exciting project pipeline and a global multi-commodity mineral exploration program, a long and successful track record in project development, discipline in capital allocation, and financial strength.