Proceedings

Notice from the
Office of the Secretary

Ontario

Ontario Securities
Commission


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Box 55, Suite 1900
Toronto, ON M5H 3S8
Commission des valeurs mobilières de l'Ontario

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 6, 2006


IN THE MATTER OF THE SECURITIES ACT
R.S.O. 1990, C. S.5, AS AMENDED

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IN THE MATTER OF
FALCONBRIDGE LIMITED

TORONTOOn June 6, 2006, the Commission issued a Notice of Hearing pursuant to section 127 of the Securities Act to consider the Application of Xstrata plc and Xstrata Canada Inc.

A copy of the Notice of Hearing, the Application, Letter of Response of Falconbridge Limited, and Notice of Application for leave to intervene by Inco Limited is available at www.osc.gov.on.ca

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY
JOHN P. STEVENSON
SECRETARY

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