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Baffinland Responds to NIRB Recommendation Report

Press Release

Iqaluit, NU – Earlier today, the Nunavut Impact Review Board (NIRB) issued its report recommending that the Baffinland Iron Mines Phase 2 expansion project not go ahead as proposed. We are surprised and disappointed with this result.

Brian Penney, CEO of Baffinland: “We at Baffinland are disappointed in the NIRB recommendation. Our Phase 2 proposal is based on years of in-depth study and detailed scientific analysis, and has considerable local support based on years of consultation with Inuit and local communities. We will be asking the federal government to consider all of the evidence and input and to approve the Phase 2 application with fair and reasonable conditions.”

Baffinland will carefully review the NIRB recommendation and will provide a more fulsome response in the coming days.

For more information:

Peter Akman | Head of Stakeholder Relations & Communications

C: +1 289 834 0744
E: [email protected]
2275 Upper Middle Road East, Suite 300, Oakville, Ontario, Canada, L6H 0C3
www.baffinland.com

About Baffinland Iron Mines Corporation

Baffinland Iron Mines Corporation is jointly owned by The Energy and Minerals Group and ArcelorMittal, and operates a high-grade iron ore mine located on Baffin Island, Nunavut. The Mary River Mine produces the highest grade of direct shipping iron ore in the world. Baffinland is committed to operating in an environmentally and socially responsible manner that benefits all stakeholders. Learn more at baffinland.com and follow us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn

ᐹᕙᓐᓛᓐ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐊᕙᑎᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᑦ ᑭᐅᔾᔪᑖᑦ

ᐃᖃᓗᐃᑦ, ᓄᓇᕗᑦ − ᐅᓪᓗᒥ, ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐊᕙᑎᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᑦ ᓴᖅᑭᑎᑦᑎᖅᑲᐅᕗᑦ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᒥᓂᒃ ᐹᕙᓐᓛᓐ ᓴᕕᒃᓴᓂᒃ ᐅᔭᕋᖕᓂᐊᕐᕕᒃ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᑉ ᐊᑉᐸᖓᓂᒃ ᐊᖏᒡᓕᒋᐊᖅᑕᐅᔪᒪᓂᖓ ᑲᔪᓯᖁᔭᐅᓇᓂ. ᓂᕆᐅᒋᓚᐅᖏᑦᑕᕗᑦ ᐊᐃᑦᑖᕆᓪᓗᑎᒍᓪᓗ.

ᐳᕋᐃᔭᓐ ᐱᐊᓂ, ᐊᖓᔪᖅᑳᖅ ᐹᕙᓐᓛᓐᑯᓐᓄᑦ: “ᐊᐃᑦᑖᕈᓱᒃᐳᒍᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐊᕙᑎᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᑦ ᐊᑐᖅᑕᐅᖁᔭᖓᓂᒃ. ᐱᓕᕆᐊᑉ ᒪᕐᕈᐊ ᑐᒃᓯᕋᐅᑕᐅᔪᖅ ᓄᓇᕗᑦ ᐊᕙᑎᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᓐᓄᑦ ᑐᙵᕕᖃᖅᐳᖅ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᒐᓴᖕᓂᒃ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᖅᑕᐅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓇᓗᓇᐃᖅᓯᒪᓪᓚᒃᑐᓂᒃ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᓪᓚᒃᑐᓄᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᖅᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐅᓄᖅᑐᓂᑦ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓂᑦ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᑐᖅᑕᐅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᑐᓴᕐᕕᐅᖏᓐᓇᖅᐸᓚᐅᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᒥᐅᓪᓗ.  ᒐᕙᒪᑐᖃᒃᑯᑦ ᐊᐱᕆᓂᐊᖅᑕᕗᑦ ᑐᓂᔭᐃᓐᓇᕆᓯᒪᔭᕗᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᓯᒪᔭᕗᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᐅᓯᒪᔪᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐊᖏᖅᑕᐅᖁᓪᓗᒍ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᕆᔭᐅᔪᒪᔪᖅ ᐊᐃᑉᐸᖓ ᓈᒻᒪᒋᔭᐅᔪᒥᒃ ᑭᓯᖃᓂᖃᕐᓗᓂ ᐊᔪᕐᓇᖅᑐᐊᓘᖏᑦᑐᓂᒃ.”

ᐹᕙᓐᓛᓐᑯᑦ ᕿᒥᕐᕈᑦᑎᐊᕐᓂᐊᖅᐳᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐊᕙᑎᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᑦ ᐊᖏᖅᑕᐅᑎᓐᓇᓱᐊᖅᑕᖓᓂᒃ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑭᐅᔭᐅᓗᑎᒃ ᐅᓪᓗᓂᒃ ᖃᐃᕙᓪᓕᐊᔪᓂ.

ᖃᐅᔨᒋᐊᒃᑲᓐᓂᕐᕕᒃᓴᖅ:

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C: +1 289 834 0744
E: [email protected]

ᐹᕙᓐᓛᓐ ᓴᕕᕋᔭᒃᓴᓂᒃ ᐅᔭᕋᖕᓂᐊᖅᑏᑦ ᑯᐊᐳᕇᓴᖓ

ᓇᖕᒥᓂᕆᔭᐅᔪᖅ ᐃᓄᔨ ᐊᓐ ᒥᓄᕈᔅ ᒍᕈᑉᑯᓐᓄᑦ ᐊᓯᓗᒪᐃᑎᓪᒧᓪᓗ, ᐹᕙᓐᓛᓐ ᓴᕕᕋᔭᒃᓴᓂᒃ ᐅᔭᕋᖕᓂᐊᖅᑏᑦ ᑯᐊᐳᕇᓴᖓ ᐊᐅᓚᓐᓂᖃᖅᐳᖅ ᐱᐅᓛᒥᒃ ᓴᕕᕋᔭᒃᓴᒥᒃ ᐅᔭᕋᖕᓂᐊᕐᕕᖕᒥ ᕿᑭᖅᑕᓂᒦᑦᑐᖅ, ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ. ᓄᓘᔮᖕᓂ ᐅᔭᕋᖕᓂᐊᕐᕕᒃ ᐱᐅᓂᖅᐹᒥᒃ ᐅᒥᐊᕐᔪᐊᕐᒧᑦ ᐅᓯᑲᖅᑕᖅᑕᐅᕙᓪᓕᐊᓲᖑᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᓴᕕᕋᔭᒃᓴᑦ ᓇᒧᑦ ᓄᓇᕐᔪᐊᒨᖅᑕᐅᕙᓪᓕᐊᓲᓂᒃ. ᐹᕙᓐᓛᓐ ᐊᐅᓚᓂᖃᖅᐳᖅ ᐊᕙᑎᒥᒃ ᐃᓄᓕᕆᔪᓂᓪᓗ ᐃᒃᐱᒍᓱᑦᑎᐊᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᐱᕚᓪᓕᖅᑎᑦᑎᔪᒥᒃ ᐱᓕᕆᖃᑎᒌᒃᑐᓕᒫᓄᑦ. ᐅᕙᓂ ᐃᓕᒃᑲᓐᓂᖁᔪᖅ baffinland.com ᒪᓕᒡᓗᑎᒍᓪᓗ Twitter −ᑯᑦ, Facebook −ᑯᑦ LinkedIn −ᑯᓪᓗ.

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