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VALE Vale

 

 

United States

Securities and Exchange Commission

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 6-K

 

Report of Foreign Private Issuer

Pursuant to Rule 13a-16 or 15d-16

of the

Securities Exchange Act of 1934

 

For the month of

 

April 2020

 

Vale S.A.

 

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

(Address of principal executive office)

 

(Indicate by check mark whether the registrant files or will file annual reports under cover of Form 20-F or Form 40-F.)

 

(Check One) Form 20-F   x    Form 40-F   ¨

 

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(Indicate by check mark whether the registrant by furnishing the information contained in this Form is also thereby furnishing information to the Commission pursuant to Rule 12g3-2(b) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.)

 

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(If “Yes” is marked, indicate below the file number assigned to the registrant in connection with Rule 12g3-2(b). 82-       .)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vale informs on estimates update

 

Rio de Janeiro, April 28th, 2020 - Vale S.A. (Vale), informs that it has announced today, in its first quarter 2020 earnings report, the following estimates: (i) decrease in unitary freight costs in 2Q20 by at least US$ 3/t compared to 1Q20, (ii) C1 unit cash cost of the Iron Ore business below US$ 14/t in 2H20, (iii) capital expenditures of US$ 4.6 billion in 2020.

 

Vale clarifies that the information provided in this document represent only an expectation, hypothetical

data that by no means constitute a promise of performance by Vale and/or its management. The

estimates presented involve market factors that are beyond Vale’s control and, therefore, can be

subject to new changes.

 

Additionally, Vale informs that will file again in due course the item 11 of its Reference Form, within the period required by the Instruction CVM n. 480 of December 7, 2009, as amended.

 

 

 

Ever since the Covid-19 outbreak began, our highest priority is the health and safety of our employees. Our IR team adopted work-from-home, and as we continue to face these new circumstances, we strongly recommend you prioritize e-mail and online engagement.

 

For further information, please contact:

Vale.RI@vale.com

Ivan Fadel: ivan.fadel@vale.com

Andre Werner: andre.werner@vale.com

Mariana Rocha: mariana.rocha@vale.com

Samir Bassil: samir.bassil@vale.com

 

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 in particular the factors discussed under “Forward-Looking Statements” and “Risk Factors” in Vale’s annual report on Form 20-F.

 

 

 

 

Signatures

 

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.
(Registrant)  
  
 By:/s/ Ivan Fadel
Date: April 28, 2020 Head of Investor Relations