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Nexa Reports Second Quarter 2023 Exploration Results

LUXEMBOURG / ACCESSWIRE / July 20, 2023 / Nexa Resources S.A. ("Nexa Resources", "Nexa", or "Company") is pleased to provide today the drilling and assay results from the second quarter of 2023. This document contains forward-looking statements.


Nexa's drilling strategy for 2023 is focused on near-mine expansion brownfield and infill drilling, including the Aripuanã, which is in the ramp-up stage. Additional exploratory drilling is also planned for greenfield projects with a favorable perspective.

Exploration expenditure and drilling production are running according to budget and schedule. As at the end of the 2Q23, 133,194 meters of cumulative drilling production was carried out, including 41,041 meters of exploratory drilling and 92,153 meters of mining infill drilling. Total exploratory drilling in 2Q23 amounted to 21,607 meters, including 12,029 meters drilled in Peru, 8,699 meters in Brazil, and the remaining 878 meters in Namibia. Exploratory drilling planned for the 3Q23 includes 20,050 meters in Peru with nine rigs, 10,550 meters in Brazil with four rigs, and 4,000 meters in Namibia with two rigs, totaling 34,600 meters.

Commenting on the report, Jones Belther, Senior Vice-President of Mineral Exploration & Business Development, said: "Our brownfield exploration programs are moving towards expanding our exploration portfolio and potentially increasing life of mine in our mining operations. Drilling results at Cerro Lindo confirmed the extent of mineralization at depth in Orebody 8, with an intercept of 4.8 meters in length with 3.29% Zn, 0.77% Pb, and 38.78 g/t Ag. At the Pasco complex, the Integración orebody continues to be expanded in depth in holes in multiple intersections such as 12.7 meters in length with 3.53% Zn, 1.48% Pb, 0.16% Cu, 19.12 g/t Ag and 0.71 g/t Au. In the Chercher orebody in the San Gerardo open pit, we achieved several mineralized drill intersections, such as 2.4 meters in length with 2.74% Zn, 2.57% Pb, 351.06 g/t Ag, and 13.51 g/t Au. At Aripuanã, the Babaçu exploration infill drilling confirmed thick and high-grade intercepts such as 27.0 meters in length with 18.06% Zn, 7.19% Pb, 0.85% Cu, 176.92 g/t Ag and 0.56 g/t Au".

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About Nexa

Nexa is a large-scale, low-cost integrated zinc producer with over 65 years of experience developing and operating mining and smelting assets in Latin America. Nexa currently owns and operates five long-life mines - three located in the Central Andes of Peru and two located in the state of Minas Gerais in Brazil - and it is ramping up Aripuanã, its sixth mine in Mato Grosso, Brazil. Nexa also currently owns and operates three smelters, two located in Minas Gerais, Brazil and one in Peru, Cajamarquilla, which is the largest smelter in the Americas.

Nexa was among the top five producers of mined zinc globally in 2022 and one of the top five metallic zinc producers worldwide in 2022, according to Wood Mackenzie.

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