Boliden AB is a Sweden-based parent company of the Boliden Group (the Group), which principal operations involve the mining and production of metals and operations compatible therewith. The Group’s operations are organized around two segments: Business Area Smelters and Business Area Mines. The Business Area Smelters is responsible for sales of the smelters’ products and handles all raw material flows between the Group’s mines, smelters and customers; The Business Area Smelters includes primarily zinc and copper smelters’ production, as well as lead recycling. Business Area Mines comprises the operations of the mines in Sweden, Norway, Ireland and Finland. The mines produce zinc, copper and lead concentrates with variable gold and silver content; it is also responsible for sales of mined concentrates. The Group’s primary markets are Germany, Nordic region and the United Kingdom.