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					Bigger, Stronger, Faster                                                                             Kiruna, Sweden 12/4 -2012

Press release:

Kiruna Wagon signs major order for ore wagons with Northland Resources
Kiruna Wagon has signed an order for 150 iron ore wagons with international mining company
Northland Resources. The wagons are scheduled for delivery between January 1, 2013 and May 5,
“With this order we consolidate our position as a top supplier to modern mining companies that demand cost-effective
ore transport solutions of world-class,” says Fredrik Kangas, Operations Manager at Kiruna Wagon. The wagons, which
load approximately 98 tonnes, will transport ore concentrate of the pellet feed type from Northland’s transshipment
terminal in Pitkäjärvi in Sweden, to the ice-free port of Narvik in Norway, a distance of 226 kilometres.

Constructed mainly of high-strength steels, with a yield strength of 700 MPa, the wagons have a low tare weight to
maximize payload. Malmbanan’s maximum permitted axle load is 30 tonnes.

Based on technology that is well-tried on the Malmbanan railway, the wagon has a loading cube which is different
from the one co-produced by Kiruna Wagon for LKAB. Due to the fine particle size of Northland Resources’ magnetite
concentrate, 80% of the product passing 40 micron, bottom discharge is not practical and therefore a basket turning
solution has been chosen instead. When emptying, the loading cube is rotated 148 degrees while the frame remains on
the rails. The rotation, along with the round shape of the loading cube, creates optimal conditions for effective discharge.

Northland’s order comprises 150 wagons (75 short-coupled units) which will run on 500 metre long trains. The contract
was signed on April 12, 2012, at a news conference in Stockholm. The first wagons are scheduled to be in service on
Malmbanan in early 2013.

“We are proud to be involved in managing and refining the Swedish mining heritage. Together with Northland Resources,
we are building the New Malmfälten,” concludes Fredrik Kangas.

Kiruna den 12 april 2012
Kiruna Wagon

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Bigger, Stronger, Faster                                                      Kiruna, Sweden 12/4 -2012

About Kiruna Wagon

Kiruna Wagon develops and manufactures rail borne ore transport solutions for the global
market. Through their contribution to Sweden’s largest wagon project, the manufacturing
of LKAB’s ore wagon FAMMOOR 050, Kiruna Wagon has cemented its position as a top
provider of cost-effective logistics solutions to the modern mining industry. Sligvagn TAIMN
091, manufactured by Kiruna Wagon for Boliden, provides safe and environmentally friendly
transport of copper concentrate from the Aitik copper mine in Gällivare to the Rönnskär smelter
near Skellefteå. Besides building wagons, Kiruna Wagon provides services related to wagon
maintenance and repair. The company is based in Kiruna in northern Sweden and is owned by
Nybergs Mekaniska Verkstad and Rönnquist & Wettainen which is part of the GMKAB Group.

Press images:

A picture of the prototype wagon designed by Kiruna Wagon is available at www.kirunawagon.
com/contact/press/. Photos from Northland Resources’ press conference can be downloaded
from the same link from April 12, 2012.

For further information, please contact:

Fredrik Kangas, Company Manager Kiruna Wagon
+46(0)70-575 70 56

Willy Sundling, Project Manager Logistics, Northland Resources
+46(0)70-553 38 83


Prototype wagon: Fredric Alm
+46(0)76-834 93 83

Press conference: Roger Schederin
+46(0)70-515 46 70


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