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

August 21, 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



TORONTO – On August 17, 2006, the Commission issued Reasons for its Order dated June 30, 2006 respecting the application by Xstrata plc and Xstrata Canada Inc. and the application by Falconbridge Limited heard June 27, 2006.

Copies of the Order and Reasons are available at www.osc.gov.on.ca


OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY
JOHN P. STEVENSON
SECRETARY

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