Nyrstar

Nyrstar announces its friendly Offer to acquire...






Regulated Information

24 August 2011

Nyrstar  NV ("Nyrstar") announced  today that it  has received approval from The
Honourable   Christian   Paradis,  Canada's  Minister  of  Industry,  under  the
Investment  Canada Act  for the  proposed acquisition  of all  of the issued and
outstanding  common shares  ("Breakwater Shares")  of Breakwater  Resources Ltd.
(TSX:  BWR) ("Breakwater") announced on  15 June 2011 (the "Nyrstar Offer").  In
addition,  and as previously announced today,  Nyrstar has now received required
consents  and approvals from  anti-trust authorities in  South Korea and Canada,
and has waived the condition requiring receipt of Honduran anti-trust approval.

The  Nyrstar Offer is  now subject only  to there having  been validly deposited
(and  not withdrawn)  at least  66 2/3 % of  the Breakwater  Shares (on  a fully
diluted  basis) by  the expiry  date, and  other customary conditions. The Offer
remains  open for  acceptance until  5:00 p.m. (EDT)  on 25 August  2011, unless
further extended.

Breakwater shareholders are encouraged to tender their Breakwater Shares as soon
as  possible.  Kingsdale  Shareholder Services  Inc. is  the depositary  and the
information  agent for the Nyrstar Offer.  Shareholders can obtain copies of the
takeover  bid circular and related materials at no charge from the depository or
make  any enquiries in  relation to the  offer at 1-800-775-5159 or  by email at
[email protected]

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For investor information contact:
Anthony Simms, Manager Investor Relations
T +41 44 745 8157, M +41 79 722 2152
[email protected]

For media information contact:
Kate Dinon, Group Manager Corporate Communications
T +41 55 745 8154, M +41 797 228 466
[email protected]

About Nyrstar
The  partner of choice in essential resources  for the development of a changing
world.  Nyrstar is a leading global multi-metals business, producing significant
quantities  of zinc and lead  as well as other  products (including silver, gold
and  copper).  Nyrstar is listed on NYSE Euronext Brussels under the symbol NYR.
For further information visit the Nyrstar website,www.nyrstar.com.


About Breakwater
Breakwater  is a mining, exploration and  development company which produces and
sells  zinc, copper, lead  and gold concentrates  to customers around the world.
The  Company's  concentrate  production  is  derived  from three mines in Chile,
Honduras and Canada. Breakwater is preparing the Langlois mine in Quebec, Canada
for production in the first quarter of 2012.


IMPORTANT INFORMATION

This  announcement has been prepared by Nyrstar NV (the "Company").  It does not
constitute  or  form  part  of,  and  should  not  be  construed  as,  an offer,
solicitation  or invitation to  subscribe for, underwrite  or otherwise acquire,
any  securities of the Company or  any member of its group  nor should it or any
part  of it form the basis of, or  be relied on in connection with, any contract
to  purchase or subscribe for any securities of the Company or any member of its
group,  nor shall  it or  any part  of it  form the  basis of or be relied on in
connection with any contract or commitment whatsoever.

The  information included in  this announcement has  been provided to you solely
for  your information  and background  and is  subject to  updating, completion,
revision  and  amendment  and  such  information  may change materially.  Unless
required  by applicable law or regulation, no  person is under any obligation to
update  or keep current  the information contained  in this announcement and any
opinions expressed in relation thereto are subject to change without notice.  No
representation  or warranty,  express or  implied, is  made as  to the fairness,
accuracy,  reasonableness or  completeness of  the information contained herein.
Neither  the Company  nor any  other person  accepts any  liability for any loss
howsoever  arising,  directly  or  indirectly,  from  this  announcement  or its
contents.

This document and any materials distributed in connection with this document are
not directed to, or intended for distribution to or use by, any person or entity
that  is a  citizen or  resident or  located in  any locality, state, country or
other  jurisdiction where  such distribution,  publication, availability  or use
would  be contrary to law or regulation  or which would require any registration
or licensing within such jurisdiction.

The full press release can be downloaded from the following link:




Press Release (English): 


http://hugin.info/138416/R/1541014/471268.pdf

Press Release (Dutch): 


http://hugin.info/138416/R/1541014/471269.pdf

Press Release (French): 


http://hugin.info/138416/R/1541014/471270.pdf




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