Company:  VALE S.A. (VALE)
Form Type:  6-K
Filing Date:  1/19/2012 
CIK:  0000917851 
Address:  AVENIDA GRACA ARANHA #26 
City, State, Zip:  RIO DE JANEIRO,  20005-900 
Telephone:  552138144540 
Fiscal Year:  12/31 
Last Trade
Last Trade: 
$14.34  
Change: 
-0.09 (-0.62%)  
Trade Time: 
04:02 PM EST  
Market Cap: 
$46.13B
Description of Business
We are the second-largest metals and mining company in the world and the largest in the Americas, based on market capitalization. We are the world�s largest producer of iron ore and iron ore pellets and the world�s second-largest producer of nickel. We are one of the world�s largest producers of manganese ore, ferroalloys and kaolin. We also produce bauxite, alumina, aluminum, copper, coal, cobalt, precious metals, potash and other products. To support our growth strategy, we are actively engaged in mineral exploration efforts in 22 countries around the globe. We operate large logistics systems in Brazil, including railroads, maritime terminals and a port, which are integrated with our mining operations. Directly and through affiliates and joint ventures, we have investments in the energy and steel businesses.
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