Nyrstar: Shareholder Notification

Regulated information

2 May 2016

Nyrstar NV announced today that on 28 May 2015, it received a shareholder notification from BlackRock Inc, in accordance with the Belgian Act of 2 May 2007 on disclosure of major shareholdings in issuers shares of which are admitted to trading on a regulated market and laying down miscellaneous provisions.

Pursuant to the aforementioned notification, BlackRock Inc has acquired voting rights in Nyrstar NV. Its holding, as of 25 May 2016, is 46,909,564 ordinary shares, representing 5.01 % of the total number of existing shares of Nyrstar NV.

Further details regarding the aforementioned notification are available on Nyrstar's website: http://www.nyrstar.com/investors/en/shareholderinformation/Pages/shareholderstructure.aspx

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About Nyrstar
Nyrstar is a global multi-metals business, with a market leading position in zinc and lead, and growing positions in other base and precious metals, which are essential resources that are fuelling the rapid urbanisation and industrialisation of our changing world. Nyrstar has mining, smelting, and other operations located in Europe, the Americas and Australia and employs approximately 5,000 people. Nyrstar is incorporated in Belgium and has its corporate office in Switzerland. Nyrstar is listed on Euronext Brussels under the symbol NYR. For further information please visit the Nyrstar website: www.nyrstar.com .

For further information:
Anthony Simms   Group Manager Investor Relations   T: +41 44 745 8157   M: +41 79 722 2152           
E: anthony.simms@nyrstar.com
Greg Morsbach   Group Manager Corporate Communications   T: +41 44 745 8295   M: +41 79 719 2342     
E: greg.morsbach@nyrstar.com

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Source: Nyrstar via GlobeNewswire