Doe Run’s Buick Mine and Mill Named Safest Large Underground Metal Mine in United States

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Prestigious Sentinels of Safety award to be presented in Las Vegas

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We look forward to presenting the facility with yet another Sentinels of Safety trophy at a special ceremony during the 2008 MinExpo International this month at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

The Doe Run Company’s Buick Mine and Mill, part of the company’s Southeast Missouri Mining and Milling Division (SEMO), has earned the highly coveted Sentinels of Safety award for its outstanding safety performance in the Large Underground Metal Mine category. The award honors the facility as the safest large underground metal mine in the country for 2007.

Co-sponsored by the National Mining Association (NMA) and Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), the Sentinels of Safety awards were developed in part by President Herbert Hoover more than 75 years ago and are recognized as one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious occupational safety awards.

“Needless to say, we are ecstatic to again be recognized as one of the safest mining companies in North America,” said Denis Murphy, manager of safety, health and environment for Doe Run’s SEMO operations. “Working safely takes a personal, continuous commitment – it’s something we value highly at Doe Run and our employees expect of themselves and their co-workers. We proudly applaud our Buick Mine and Mill employees for their stellar safety performance.”

Buick Mine and Mill is a five-time winner of the award, having also received the honor in 1983, 1989, 1994 and 1996.

“We commend The Doe Run Company for its continuing dedication to safety and congratulate each and every employee at Buick Mine and Mill,” said Kraig R. Naasz, president and chief executive officer of NMA. “We look forward to presenting the facility with yet another Sentinels of Safety trophy at a special ceremony during the 2008 MinExpo International this month at the Las Vegas Convention Center.”

The Doe Run Company and its predecessor companies have now won the national Sentinels of Safety award 24 times since 1971.

About the Sentinels of Safety
The annual Sentinels of Safety award program honors outstanding safety achievements in an effort to promote more effective safety programs among the nation’s mineral-extraction industries. To be eligible for the award, underground metal mining operations must report employment data to MSHA for each active quarter during the calendar year, be free of work injuries in the underground sub-unit and surface shops and yard sub-units, have a “no days lost” (NDL) injury-incidence rate no greater than the national average for these same sub-units and have accumulated at least 4,000 employee-hours in these same sub-units during the calendar year.

About The Doe Run Company
Based in St. Louis, The Doe Run Company is a privately held natural resources company and the largest integrated lead producer in the Western Hemisphere. Dedicated to environmentally responsible mineral and metal production, Doe Run operates one of the world’s largest, single-site lead recycling facilities, located in Boss, Mo. The Doe Run Company and its subsidiaries deliver products and services necessary to provide power, protection and convenience. Doe Run has operations in Missouri, Washington and Arizona. For more information, visit http://www.doerun.com.

Contact:    Angie Nations
(573) 518-1508
anations@doerun.com
http://www.doerun.com
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