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Sinosteel Midwest presents $50,000 to local community groups

MEDIA RELEASE
4 April 2011

Sinosteel Midwest Corporation has presented grants totaling $50,160 to Mid West community groups in the latest round of its Resourcing the Region Sponsorship Program.

The recipients for the first round of the Resourcing the Region Sponsorship Program for 2011 include:

Midwest Gascoyne Netball Region
UWA Student Engineering Club
Geraldton Buccaneers
Bundiyarra Aboriginal Corporation
Variety Club Splash
Rovers Football Club
Kalbarri Golf Club
Kalbarri St John's Ambulance
Midwest Life Education
Geraldton Hockey Association
Geraldton Netball Association
Community Development Foundation
12-17 year old Development Squads
Robogals Science Awareness Week in Geraldton
Advertising Signage 2011 Season
Irra Wangga Language Program Bush Tucker Dinner
Donation
Gold Sponsor and Naming Rights
Sponsorship Partner 2011 Pro-AM Tournament
Electronic Equipment Training Resources
Corporate Partner and Program Sponsor
Midwest Hockey Academy Sponsor
Umpiring and Coaching Clinics
School Passport Programs at Cue & Mt Magnet

Sinosteel Midwest's Community and Indigenous Relations Manager Rowena Roberts said the Company aims to support worthwhile events and programs through the program.

"We want to ensure current and future generations benefit from our involvement in the community," Ms Roberts said.

"Specifically, we're looking to support initiatives which strengthen the community, build the capacity of youth through education, conserve the natural environment or contribute to Indigenous interests." One of the recipients of this round of the Resourcing the Region program is the Rovers Football Club. According to Rovers President Tim Hayter, the Club would struggle to survive without the support Sinosteel Midwest has given them over the past three years.

"We place a strong focus on promoting cultural diversity through football, and support our players by mentoring them and assisting them with employment opportunities wherever possible," Mr Hayter said.

"We plan to use the funds from Sinosteel Midwest to maintain our facilities and improve the welfare of our players through the 'Play Safe to Stay Safe Program'."

The 'Play Safe to Stay Safe Program' aims to educate players on drug and alcohol abuse.

The Resourcing the Region Sponsorship Program is supplemented by a number of community development funds which Sinosteel Midwest has set up for local shires amounting to over $1 million.

Sinosteel Midwest operations are based in the shires of Geraldton Greenough, Morawa, Perenjori, Cue, Meekathara and the Murchison. Other nearby communities include the Shires of Irwin Mingenew and Mt Magnet.

The next round of applications for the Resourcing the Region Sponsorship Program will close on the 30th of June, 2011. Details on how to apply can be found at www.sinosteelmidwest.com.au or by contacting the Sinosteel Midwest office on 08 9920 9700.

Note to Editor/COS: Photo/video opportunities with sponsorship recipients can be arranged on request.

ENDS

For more information contact:
Danielle Van Kampen Caroline Thomson
Sinosteel Midwest Corporation Purple Communications
P: 08 9429 4802 P: 08 6314 6300
M: 0409 104 613 M: 0410 479 489
E: dvankampen@sinosteelmidwest.com.au E: cthomson@purplecom.com.au

About Sinosteel Midwest Corporation Limited

Sinosteel Midwest Corporation (Sinosteel Midwest) is developing iron ore and steel materials projects from one of the largest land holdings in the expanding Mid West resources region of WA. It has advanced production opportunities for iron ore at Weld Range (the largest DSO project in the Mid West), Jack Hills and Robinson Range.

In July 2010, the company started production at its Koolanooka/Blue Hills mine with a production target of 1.5 million tonnes of ore per annum for 5 to 7 years.

Sinosteel Corporation, one of China's biggest suppliers of raw materials to Chinese steel mills, purchased Midwest Corporation in 2008. It is committed to the responsible and sustainable development of Sinosteel Midwest's assets. Sinosteel Midwest possesses the capital, resources, technical skills and the people to play a major role in the development of the Mid West region, and is positioned to continue doing so actively now, notwithstanding the global financial crisis.

Sinosteel Midwest continues to actively develop and explore the potential of its deposits and the outlook for the Company is exciting.

www.sinosteelmidwest.com.au

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