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Freeport-McMoRan issues Sustainable Development Report

July 23, 2013

Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. issues 2012 Working Toward Sustainable Development Report "Expanding Resources"

Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold provides resources that fuel global growth. Freeport-McMoRan explores, mines and processes metals around the world that are essential for daily living and an expanding global infrastructure. Through attractive brownfield expansion projects, Freeport-McMoRan expects to grow copper production volumes by 1 billion pounds by 2016 to a total of 5 billion pounds per annum. With the addition of a high-quality, North America-focused oil and gas resource base, Freeport-McMoRan enters a new era. Underpinning these plans for production growth and resource expansions is their commitment to join with stakeholders in working toward sustainable development.

The Freeport-McMoRan 2012 Working Toward Sustainable Development report provides stakeholders with summary information on the company’s sustainability programs, including policies, systems and performance data. The report and additional information, including specific topical reports, performance data, fact sheets and sustainability news stories can be accessed at

Freeport-McMoRan is reporting in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G3 reporting guidelines for the fifth consecutive year and in accordance with version 3.0 of the Mining and Metals Sector Supplement for the third time. External assurance of the company’s 2012 sustainability reporting was conducted in accordance with the International Council on Mining & Metals Sustainable Development Framework. Readers are encouraged to contact our Sustainable Development department at sustainability with inquiries about the report.

Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. is a leading international natural resources company with headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona. Freeport-McMoRan operates large, long-lived, geographically diverse assets with significant proven and probable reserves of copper, gold, molybdenum, cobalt, oil and gas. Freeport-McMoRan has a dynamic portfolio of operating, expansion and growth projects in the copper industry. Freeport-McMoRan is also the world’s largest producer of molybdenum and a significant gold, oil and gas producer.

Freeport-McMoRan’s portfolio of metals assets includes the Grasberg minerals district in Indonesia, the world’s largest copper and gold mine in terms of recoverable reserves; significant mining operations in the Americas, including the large-scale Morenci minerals district in North America and the Cerro Verde and El Abra operations in South America; and the Tenke Fungurume minerals district in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Freeport-McMoRan’s portfolio of oil and gas assets include strong oil production facilities in California, a growing production profile in the onshore Eagle Ford trend in Texas, significant production facilities and growth potential in the Deepwater Gulf of Mexico and large onshore resources in the Haynesville natural gas trend in Louisiana. In addition, Freeport-McMoRan is an industry leader in the emerging ultra-deep gas trend with sizeable potential, located offshore in the shallow waters of the Gulf of Mexico and onshore in South Louisiana.

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