Doe Run in the News: Discovery Channel Taps Missouri Mines for Educational Series

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The Discovery Channel recently featured The Doe Run Company’s Southeast Missouri Mining and Milling Division (SEMO) on an episode of “The Daily Planet” to explore innovative and traditional mining processes.

The Discovery Channel recently featured The Doe Run Company’s Southeast Missouri Mining and Milling Division (SEMO) on an episode of “The Daily Planet” to explore innovative and traditional mining processes.

Billed as a one-hour program that demystifies and brings science to life, “The Daily Planet” traveled to Doe Run’s safety-award-winning SEMO mines this spring to capture under- and above-ground mining and milling footage. The segment explores new technologies being developed at the University of Missouri-Rolla for more effectively recovering metals from mining operations.

For the episode of “Getting the Lead Out,” visit http://www.exn.ca/dailyplanet/view.asp?date=4/6/2006.

Doe Run’s Missouri mines and mills provide 70 percent of the lead consumed in the United States; essential products include car batteries, computer screens, emergency power and equipment to protect medical patients from radiation. In addition to sourcing lead from underground mines, the company also operates the world’s largest single-site lead recycling facility, recovering the metal from car batteries, cathode ray tubes, computers and electronics.

Based in St. Louis, The Doe Run Company is a privately held natural resources company dedicated to environmentally responsible mineral production, metals fabrication, recycling and reclamation. The company and its subsidiaries deliver products and services needed to provide power, protection and convenience through premium products and associated metals including lead, zinc, copper, gold and silver. As the operator of one of the world’s only multi-metal facilities and the Americas’ largest integrated lead producer, Doe Run employs more than 5,000 people, with U.S. operations in Missouri, Washington and Arizona, and Peruvian operations in Cobriza and La Oroya. Committed to sustainable development, The Doe Run Company has helped bring electrical power, business training, educational opportunities and improved telecommunications to rural communities in Peru and the U.S. For more information, visit http://www.doerun.com.

“Safe Harbor” Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Statements in this press release that are not historical facts are “forward-looking statements.” These forward-looking statements may be significantly impacted, either positively or negatively, by various factors, including without limitation, the Company’s ability to satisfy its debt and environmental obligations, regulatory compliance with local state and federal governmental agencies, financing sources, potential and actual litigation, weather, permits, raw materials cost, competition and business conditions in the mining and recyclable industries. As a result, the forward-looking statements are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in or implied by the statements herein. For a discussion of such risks and uncertainties, see the risk factors set forth in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the most recently ended fiscal year.

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Christi Dixon

(314) 469-3500

http://www.doerun.com

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