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United States

Securities and Exchange Commission

Washington, D.C. 20549




Report of Foreign Private Issuer

Pursuant to Rule 13a-16 or 15d-16

of the

Securities Exchange Act of 1934


For the month of


October 2017


Vale S.A.


Avenida das Américas, No. 700 — Bloco 8, Sala 218
22640-100 Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil

(Address of principal executive office)


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Vale informs increase of relevant shareholding ownership


Rio de Janeiro, October 4th,  2017 — Vale S.A. (Vale) informs, pursuant to Paragraph 6 of Article 12 of Ruling 358/02 issued by the Brazilian Securities Commission (CVM), as subsequently amended, that Norges Bank Investment Management registered with the CNPJ/MF under no 05.839.607/0001-83, a company organized and existing under the laws of Norway, headquartered at Bankplassen 2, P.O. Box 1179 Sentrum, 0107 Oslo, Norway, Europe, and legally represented in Brazil by Trench, Rossi e Watanabe Advogados registered with the CNPJ/MF under no 61.576.369/0001-31, increased the number of preferred class “A” shares issued by Vale on September 20th, 2017 due to the receipt of lent out preferred shares.


Norges Bank Investment Management owned 14,032,998 preferred shares, corresponding to 4.57% of this type of share and, as a result of this transaction, now manages a total of 15,999,021 preferred shares, representing 5.21% of this type of share.


Norges Bank Investment Management also stated that: (i) the purpose of the acquisition and the interest mentioned above is purely investment; (ii) there are no other securities or derivatives referenced to such shares held directly or indirectly by Norges Bank Investment Management or person or persons attached to it; (iii) there is no shareholders’ agreement or contract regulating the right to vote or purchase and sale securities issued by Vale where Norges Bank Investment Management is involved; (iv) it is a minority investment that does not alter the control or the administrative structure of Vale.


For further information, please contact:


Andre Figueiredo:

André Werner:

Carla Albano Miller:

Fernando Mascarenhas:

Denise Caruncho:

Andrea Gutman:

Bruno Siqueira:

Claudia Rodrigues:

Denise Caruncho:

Mariano Szachtman:

Renata Capanema:


This press release may include statements that present Vale’s expectations about future events or results. All statements, when based upon expectations about the future, involve various risks and uncertainties. Vale cannot guarantee that such statements will prove correct. These risks and uncertainties include factors related to the following: (a) the countries where we operate, especially Brazil and Canada; (b) the global economy; (c) the capital markets; (d) the mining and metals prices and their dependence on global industrial production, which is cyclical by nature; and (e) global competition in the markets in which Vale operates. To obtain further information on factors that may lead to results different from those forecast by Vale, please consult the reports Vale files with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Brazilian Comissão de Valores Mobiliários (CVM), and the French Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF), and in particular the factors discussed under “Forward-Looking Statements” and “Risk Factors” in Vale’s annual report on Form 20-F.



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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.



Vale S.A.





/s/ André Figueiredo

Date: October 04, 2017


Director of Investor Relations