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The strategy for growing our mining business is based around three pillars:

  • 1. Securing and strengthening the Core Business
  • 2. Organic and sustainable growth of the Core Business
  • 3. Growth beyond the Core Business

Chairman's Statement

J-P Luksic, Chairman

The Group achieved a strong operational performance during 2009 and, as a result of its strong asset base and sound financial position, has been able to continue its growth strategy without interruption in spite of the economic and financial pressures during the year. All three of the Group’s business divisions performed well.

Highlights 2009

  • Group turnover
    (US$m)

    2,962.6

    2008: 3,372.6

  • Year-end net cash
    (US$m)

    1,595.7

    2008: 2,919.1

  • Earnings per share
    (US cents)

    67.7

    2008: 85.5 (excluding exceptional items)

  • Total dividends per ordinary share (US cents)

    23.4

    2008: 60.0