Doe Run Comments on Situation in La Oroya

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The Doe Run Company condemns the alleged attacks on Saint Louis University Environmental Health Study teams in La Oroya, Peru, the week of August 15, 2005. The Environmental Health Study teams are visiting La Oroya to conduct research on the impact of smelter operations on the health of local residents.

The Doe Run Company condemns the alleged attacks on Saint Louis University Environmental Health Study teams in La Oroya, Peru, the week of August 15, 2005. The Environmental Health Study teams are visiting La Oroya to conduct research on the impact of smelter operations on the health of local residents.

In a statement, company President and CEO Jeffrey Zelms expressed his concern at news of the alleged attacks.

“The Doe Run Company and its subsidiary, Doe Run Peru, respect Saint Louis University’s interest in studying health-related issues in La Oroya and surrounding communities. Further, we support constructive dialogue and peaceful interaction. We encourage everyone involved to do the same and to continue to work for the good of the people of La Oroya. We condemn violence in all its forms.

“Doe Run Peru’s focus is on addressing the health and environmental problems in La Oroya, in collaboration with the Peruvian government and the local community. This week, we are focused on supporting community workshops that are sharing information with and soliciting input from the people of La Oroya and neighboring communities on the company’s plant-related environmental projects.

“Doe Run Peru remains committed to improving health and environmental conditions in La Oroya, always with the community’s consent and respecting the government’s authority and responsibility in these matters,” Zelms said.

About the Doe Run Company

The Doe Run Company, along with its subsidiaries, is a privately held natural resource company focused on environmentally sound mineral production, recycling and metals fabrication. Based in St. Louis, the company and its subsidiaries serve as North America’s largest integrated lead producer and third-largest total lead producer worldwide, employing more than 4,000 people. The company and its employees are committed to practicing environmental stewardship while producing essential raw materials –- lead, zinc, copper, gold and silver –- that are needed for everyday life. Doe Run and its subsidiaries have U.S. operations in Missouri, Washington and Arizona, and South American operations in Peru.

For more information on Doe Run visit http://www.doerun.com.

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Christi Dixon

314-469-3500

http://www.doerun.com

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