Boliden sells its shares in Breakwater

Boliden has sold its entire holding of 18 million common shares in the Canadian mining company, Breakwater Resources Ltd*. The sales price is CAD 0.38 per share, which is equivalent to sales proceeds of CAD 6.8 million (approximately SEK 46 million).

It was in conjunction with the formation of the new Boliden, following the transaction with Outokumpu, that Boliden decided in July 2004 to sell its wholly owned Canadian subsidiary, Boliden Westmin Limited (BWCL). Boliden received 18 million newly issued shares in Breakwater, as well as five million options with a redemption price of CAD 1.00 and a term ending on 27 January 2009. Boliden will however be retaining its options after the sale of its Breakwater shares. The sale will generate a small capital gain for Boliden that will be reported in Q4 2005. -30- For more information, please contact: Jan Johansson, President and CEO, Boliden AB, tel +46 (0)8 610 16 02, +46 (0)70 555 02 02 Ulf Söderström, Senior VP, Group Communications, Boliden AB, tel +46 (0)8 610 15 57, +46 (0)70 618 95 95 Staffan Bennerdt, CFO Boliden AB, tel +46 (08) 610 15 20, +46 (0)70 513 61 14

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