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					Notice of Separate Meeting of the Holders of 5 per cent. Cumulative Preference Shares
Antofagasta plc
Notice is hereby given that a separate meeting of the holders of the 5 per cent. cumulative preference shares of £1 each in the capital of the Company will be held at Church House Conference Centre, Dean’s Yard, Westminster, London SW1P 3NZ on 11 June 2008 at 10:45 a.m. (or as soon thereafter as the separate meeting of the holders of the ordinary shares of 5p each in the capital of the Company convened for the same day and place shall have been concluded or adjourned) for the purpose of considering and, if thought fit, passing the following resolution which will be proposed as an Extraordinary Resolution:

Extraordinary Resolution
THAT this separate meeting of the holders of the 5 per cent. cumulative preference shares of £1 each in the capital of the Company (the “Preference Shares”) hereby sanctions and consents to the passing and implementation of Resolution 12 set out in the notice dated 10 March 2008 convening the Annual General Meeting of the Company for 11 June 2008, and sanctions and consents to any variation or abrogation of the rights attaching to the Preference Shares which is or may be effected by or involved in the passing or implementation of the said resolution. By Order of the Board

For and on behalf of Petershill Secretaries Limited Secretary 10 March 2008 Registered Office: 5 Princes Gate London SW7 1QJ

Notes:
(1) Only holders of 5 per cent. cumulative preference shares in the capital of the Company are entitled to vote at this separate meeting. (2) A holder of 5 per cent. cumulative preference shares is entitled to appoint a proxy to exercise all or any of his rights to attend, speak and vote at this separate meeting of the Company. A proxy need not be a member of the Company. A holder of 5 per cent. cumulative preference shares may appoint more than one proxy, provided that each proxy is appointed to exercise the rights attached to different preference shares held by that member. (3) A person who is not a holder of preference shares, but has been nominated by a holder of preference shares (the “relevant member”) to enjoy information rights (the “nominated person”), does not have a right to appoint a proxy as described in Note 2 above. A nominated person may have a right under an agreement with the relevant member to be appointed, or to have somebody else appointed, as a proxy for the meeting. If a nominated person does not have such a right, or has such a right and does not wish to exercise it, he may have a right under an agreement with the relevant member to give instructions as to the exercise of voting rights.

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Antofagasta plc Notice of Annual General Meeting 2008

(4) To be valid, the blue form of proxy and the Power of Attorney or other authority, if any, under which it is signed or a notarially certified copy thereof, must be deposited (or submitted electronically at www-uk.computershare.com/Investor/Proxy/) with the Registrars of the Company, Computershare Investor Services PLC, The Pavilions, Bridgwater Road, Bristol BS99 6ZY, no less than 48 hours before the time fixed for this separate meeting. Completion and return of the form of proxy will not preclude holders of preference shares from attending and voting in person at this separate meeting. (5) CREST members who wish to appoint a proxy or proxies by utilising the CREST electronic proxy appointment service may do so by utilising the procedures described in the CREST Manual. Detailed instructions are set out in Note 4 of the notice of Annual General Meeting of the Company on page 10. (6) The Company specifies, pursuant to Regulation 41 of the Uncertificated Securities Regulations 2001, that only those holders of preference shares registered in the register of members of the Company as at 10.45 a.m. on 9 June 2008 shall be entitled to attend and vote at this separate meeting in respect of the number of shares registered in their name at that time. Changes to entries in the register after 10.45 a.m. on 9 June 2008 will be disregarded in determining the right of any person to attend or vote at this separate meeting. (7) In order to facilitate voting by corporate representatives at this separate meeting, arrangements will be put in place at the meeting so that (i) if a corporate shareholder has appointed the chairman of the meeting as its corporate representative to vote on a poll in accordance with the directions of all of the other corporate representatives for that shareholder at the meeting, then on a poll those corporate representatives will give voting directions to the chairman and the chairman will vote (or withhold a vote) as corporate representative in accordance with those directions; and (ii) if more than one corporate representative for the same corporate shareholder attends the meeting but the corporate shareholder has not appointed the chairman of the meeting as its corporate representative, a designated corporate representative will be nominated, from those corporate representatives who attend, who will vote on a poll and the other corporate representatives will give voting directions to that designated corporate representative. Corporate shareholders are referred to the guidance issued by the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators on proxies and corporate representatives (www.icsa.org.uk) for further details of this procedure. The guidance includes a sample form of appointment letter if the chairman is being appointed as described in (i) above. (8) As at 7 March 2008 (being the last business day prior to the date of this notice), there were 2,000,000 5 per cent. cumulative preference shares in the capital of the Company in issue, each carrying 100 votes on a poll. Therefore, the total voting rights attaching to the preference shares as at 7 March 2008 were 200,000,000.

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