Filed: 5 May 21, 8:22am




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


May 2021


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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111_vale pr.jpg Press Release Vale informs on the Consórcio Candonga Rio de Janeiro, May 4th, 2021 – Concerning the news published in the press, Vale S.A. (“Vale”) informs that, in a meeting held today with representatives of the National Electric Energy Agency (“ANEEL”), it stated its commitment to resolving the issues related to the application of the Energy Relocation Mechanism (“MRE”, or “Mecanismo de Realocação de Energia” in Portuguese) to the Consórcio Candonga, the operator of the Risoleta Neves hydroeletric power plant, in Minas Gerais. The plant’s operations have been halted since November 2015, as a consequence of the collapse of Samarco’s Fundão dam. Vale clarifies that the Consórcio Candonga activated the MRE, considering the best information available at the time on the resumption of operations at the Risoleta Neves plant. However, given the extension of the timeframe for the return of activities at the plant, Vale will make every effort to solve the issue with ANEEL and other agencies involved. Luciano Siani Pires Executive Officer of Investor Relations 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: Ivan Fadel: Andre Werner: Mariana Rocha: Samir Bassil: 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.






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.
 By:/s/ Ivan Fadel
Date: May 4th , 2021 Head of Investor Relations