June 19, 2008 It was reported that mine production is expected to average approximately 12Mtpy of ore and beneficiation facilities at Al Jalamid will be scheduled to produce an estimated 5 Mtpy of flotation concentrate on a dry basis. Ma’aden's measured phosphate resources at Al Jalamid are estimated to be 534 Mt. It is proposed to mine 223 Mt for the Phosphate Project over its initial planned life of operations. A substantial amount of industrial infrastructure will be developed at the Al Jalamid site to support mining and beneficiation operations. This includes power plant, potable water production, treatment and distribution, roads and telecommunications.