Doe Run Peru Launches Community Support Program

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US$2 million program to benefit schools, maternity center in La Oroya.

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In all there will be more than 50 projects carried out during 2008 in the Junín and Huancavelica regions, especially in communities located near our company's operations

Working in coordination with local and regional authorities, Doe Run Peru has launched a volunteer program in the La Oroya community that funds selected projects submitted from groups needing assistance. The program, to which Doe Run Peru has committed more than $2 million, comes in addition to the company's existing community relations programs.

"In all there will be more than 50 projects carried out during 2008 in the Junín and Huancavelica regions, especially in communities located near our company's operations," said Jaime Jesús, Doe Run Peru's community relations manager. Projects to be taken up under the program this year include equipping the La Oroya Maternity Center, undertaking a genetic livestock breeding program and training the directors and teachers of the 80 La Oroya area elementary schools in educational development.

To support the projects, Doe Run Peru has allocated more than $2 million. The funds come in addition to sustainable and community development projects that have been taking place since the company arrived in La Oroya more than a decade ago.

With this initiative, Doe Run Peru is seeking to focus on promoting sustainable development in surrounding communities, Jesus said, which will require bolstering the communities' management capabilities and providing them additional training needed to make their efforts competitive in the market place.

"These steps will be fundamental factors in improving the communities' revenue and, in so doing, their quality of life," Jesus said.

About Doe Run Peru
Doe Run Peru is a mining and metals company sitting on Peru's central mountain range. The company has run the La Oroya metallurgical complex since October 1997 and the Cobriza mine in Huancavelica since September 1998, producing high-quality refined metals while at the same time working to operate in a socially and environmentally responsible way.

For more information visit: http://www.doerun.com.pe

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Victor Andres Belaunde
Telf. + (511)215-1200 ext. 1285
http://www.doerun.com.pe

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