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First Quantum Minerals to Pay Final Dividend of Cdn $0.0487 Per Share and Announces Intention to Establish a Dividend Reinvestment Plan


VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Feb. 20, 2015) - First Quantum Minerals Ltd. ("First Quantum" or the "Company") (TSX:FM)(LSE:FQM) announced today that its Board of Directors has approved a final dividend of Cdn $0.0487 per share in respect of the financial year ended December 31, 2014.

The dividend will be paid on May 6, 2015 to shareholders of record on April 15, 2015. The ex-dividend date is April 13, 2015.

The final dividend of Cdn $0.0487, together with the interim dividend of Cdn $0.0504 is a total of Cdn $0.0991 for the 2014 financial year. The total dividend paid is 10% of comparative earnings.

The Company is intending to establish a Dividend Reinvestment Plan (the "Plan"). The Plan will allow eligible shareholders a convenient means to acquire additional common shares through the reinvestment of cash dividends paid by the Company. Further details will be provided when the Plan is established.

The dividends paid are considered eligible dividends for Canadian tax purposes.

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

G. Clive Newall, President


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Contact Information:
First Quantum Minerals Ltd.
North American contact: Sharon Loung
Director, Investor Relations
(647) 346-3934 or Toll Free: 1 (888) 688-6577
(604) 688-3818 (FAX)

First Quantum Minerals Ltd.
United Kingdom contact: Clive Newall
+44 140 327 3484
+44 140 327 3494 (FAX)