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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


February 2019


Vale S.A.


Praia de Botafogo nº 186, 18º andar, Botafogo
22250-145 Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil

(Address of principal executive office)


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Press Release



Vale updates on the continuity of the decommissioning process of upstream dams


Rio de Janeiro, February 20th, 2019 — Vale S.A. (“Vale”) informs that, as it proceeds with the decommissioning of the Vargem Grande upstream dam, as per the press release of February 4th, “Vale announces decision to temporarily halt operations of the Vargem Grande Complex,” Vale will coordinate with authorities the relocation of the people currently located in the Self-Saving Zone of the above-mentioned dam on this Wednesday, February 20th.


Vale also informs that it has started the preparations for the relocation of people currently located in the Self-Saving Zones associated with the decommissioning of Forquilha I, Forquilha II, Forquilha III and Grupo dams, which are part of the ten remaining inactive upstream dams as per the accelerated decommissioning plan announced in the press release of January 29th, “Vale announces the decommissioning of all its upstream dams.” These four inactive dams are located in the surroundings of the Fábrica mine, whose production will be maintained through dry processing with an approximate impact of 3 Mtpy production loss in 2019.


In total, about 75 people living near the five dams should leave their homes today in an orderly manner.


For further information, please contact:
Andre Figueiredo:
Andre Werner:
Carla Albano Miller:
Fernando Mascarenhas:
Samir Bassil:
Bruno Siqueira:
Clarissa Couri:
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: February 20th, 2019


Director of Investor Relations