Notice of Receipt of the Certificate from the DNV GL Group Manufacturing Company

Fri, 06/03/2016

The Board of Directors guarantees that this notice contains no false or misleading data or material omissions, and the Board members are jointly and severally liable for the content of the notice to be true, accurate and complete.

Amsterdam, 3 June 2016 – Vimetco N.V. (LSE: VICO, “The Company”), the global producer of primary and processed aluminium products notes the announcement of the Company's subsidiary, Henan Zhongfu Industry Co., Ltd ("Henan Zhongfu"), which is a listed Chinese holding company of the Company's main aluminium producing operations in China (Ticker: 600595, Abbreviated name: Zhongfu Industry, Announcement code: extraordinary 2016—067).

Henan Zhongfu has recently received from the DNV GL Group (a new manufacturing company, which was created as a result of a merger between two classification societies - Norwegian Det Norske Veritas and German Germanischer Lloyd) a certificate testifying that the company has manufacturing capabilities and conditions to process aluminium plates for the shipbuilding industry. The details of the Certificate are as follows:

1. Main contents of the Certificate

1. Certificate number: AMMM00000HV

2. Certified products: Aluminium alloy plates

Alloys and heat treatment:    5052 O

5754 O,H111

 5083 O,H111

Standard:≤50 mm

Technology: hot-rolling technology

3. Issue date:April 25, 2016

4. Validity of the certificate:April 24, 2019

5. Issuing body:DNV GL Group

2. Information of the Certificates obtained by Henan Zhongfu

As of now, Henan Zhongfu has already obtained the following certificates:

· Certificate for Quality Management System in production and service of automotive related products from the National Committee for Quality Assurance of the UK (NQA);

· The American Bureau of Shipping Certificate (ABS);

· The Lloyd’s Register Certificate, UK;

· China Classification Society Factory Certificate.

3. Significance for Henan Zhongfu

The above certificates for QMS in the automotive industry and classified societies’ certificates received so far reflect the company’s capability to produce plates for automotive industry and large size aluminium products for shipbuilding industry and show that the quality of the company’s processed aluminium products and its alloys comply with the requirements of the major certification authorities, including the National Committee for Quality Assurance of the UK (NQA), the DNV GL Group, the American Bureau of Shipping Certificate (ABS), the Lloyd’s Register Certificate, UK, the China Classification Society Factory Certificate (CCS).


Please be advised on the above.

Board of Directors

Henan Zhongfu Industry Co., Ltd.



For further information please contact:

Ana-Maria Imbrea

Investor Relations Officer

Vimetco N.V.

Phone +40 750 067 717


About Vimetco

Vimetco N.V. is a global, vertically integrated producer of primary and processed aluminium products with production assets in China, Romania and Sierra Leone, and a holding company in The Netherlands. Vimetco N.V. controls annual production capacities of up to one million tonnes of electrolytic aluminium, 340,000 tonnes of processed aluminium products, 600,000 tonnes of alumina, 1.7 million tonnes of bauxite, 2.25 million tonnes of coal, 3 x 300 MW of electricity and 318,000 tonnes of baked anodes per year. Vimetco’s global depositary receipts are listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: VICO).