PRESS RELEASE

Minera Escondida requests mandatory mediation from the authority

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Monday, August 6, 2018

This press release from BHP was published using an automatic translation system

In response to the call made by the intendent during the past week, the company has formally requested mandatory mediation to the Labor Inspection Board of Antofagasta.

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"We ask for mandatory mediation to the authority because we want to reach an agreement and because we know that nobody wants a strike, with it we all lose: the workers, the company, the region and the country." In this sense, we will continue to seek spaces for dialogue with our workers, since it is the way to reach an agreement If the Mayor makes a call to use mediation to approach positions and seek an understanding, we can not detract, "said Patricio Vilaplana, Vice President of Corporate Affairs of Minera Escondida.

The mediation process will be extended for 5 business days, once the authority defines the start date.