Update on plant re-start and commissioning of the Expansion Project

4 May, 2016

Atalaya Mining plc (AIM: ATYM, TSX: AYM), the European mining and development company, is pleased to report that the temporary tailings disposal suspension (as announced on 22 April 2016) has now been lifted.

The experts appointed by the Junta de Andalucía, (the “Junta”) have carried out a final review of the documentation and a physical inspection of the tailings facilities and are satisfied for the Company to continue to use the tailings facilities with immediate effect.

The Company is also pleased to announce that commissioning of the Expansion Project began yesterday with the turning of the new mills. The construction crews dedicated to the Expansion Project have been working diligently during the past weeks to finalise the integration of the Phase I plant with the new expanded plant, targeting production of 9.5Mtpa.

The Company believes that the earlier start-up of the new, expanded plant will offset any lost production resulting from the temporary suspension.


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