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First Quantum Minerals Reports Resumption of Construction Activity at Cobre Panama Project

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwired) -- 07/09/14 -- First Quantum Minerals Ltd. ("First Quantum" or "the Company") (TSX: FM)(LSE: FQM) today reported that construction activity at its Cobre Panama copper project has resumed.

Following discussions with union officials, the site was re-opened on Saturday July 5, 2014 and site activities are ramping up under the new roster of 21 days of work with seven days off.

On Behalf of the Board of Directors of First Quantum Minerals Ltd.

G. Clive Newall, President

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For further information visit our website at www.first-quantum.com

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