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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 makes donations to people impacted by the Dam I breach in Brumadinho


Rio de Janeiro, February 1st, 2019 — Vale S.A. (“Vale”) informs that it will expand the humanitarian financial aid to those impacted by the Dam I breach in Brumadinho.


Two financial aid categories will be created: one for all the families that resided in the Self-Saving Zone(1) (ZAS, Zona de Autossalvamento) of the Emergency Action Plan for Mining Dams (PAEBM, Plano de Ação de Emergência de Barragens de Mineração), which will receive a R$ 50,000 donation, and a another one for those families that did not reside at the ZAS region but carried out rural or commercial activities registered by the company when the PAEBM was created. For the latter, the donation will be of R$ 15,000.


The procedures to receive the humanitarian financial aid will be released next week.


It is important to highlight that this humanitarian financial aid is characterized as a donation, with the objective of minimizing eventual uncertainties of those impacted. This is not a compensation, which will be agreed upon at a later moment by the interested parties.


Besides this initiative, Vale is conducting several humanitarian actions. Since the dam breach, the company has established a team of more than 300 people, composed of doctors, nurses, social assistants, psychologists and volunteers, to assist the population and the impacted families.


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.


(1) Self-Saving Zone (ZAS) is the area downstream from the dam where it is considered that the warnings to the population are a responsibility of the company, as there is not enough time for an intervention of the competent authorities in case of an emergency.



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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 1, 2019


Director of Investor Relations