Rio de Janeiro, June 13, 2016 – Vale S.A. (Vale) informs that the public civil action filed at 5ª Vara Federal of Rio de Janeiro by Sohumana Sociedade Humanitária Nacional (Sohumana) against Samarco Mineração S.A. and its shareholders, BHP Billiton Brasil Ltda. and Vale was dismissed without prejudice and the decision has become final, therefore not subject to appeal.
The public civil action filed by Sohumana was seeking the indemnification payment for the environmental and proprietary damages supposedly caused by the accident at the Samarco Fundão taillings dam, at the city of Mariana, in Minas Gerais state. The plaintiff attributed the value of R$20,000,000,000.00 to the cause.
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