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First Quantum Minerals Files Annual Disclosure Documents

Thursday, April 21, 2011

First Quantum Minerals Files Annual Disclosure Documents11:51 EDT Thursday, April 21, 2011VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - April 21, 2011) -First Quantum Minerals Ltd. ("First Quantum" or the "Company") (TSX:FM)(LSE:FQM) today announced that it has filed its 2010 Annual Report, including Management's Discussion and Analysis and Audited Consolidated Financial Statements, Management Information Circular, Form of Proxy and Annual Information Form with the applicable Canadian securities regulators. These documents are available online on the Company's website www.first-quantum.com and on www.sedar.com. On Behalf of the Board of Directors of First Quantum Minerals Ltd.G. Clive Newall, President12g3-2b-82-4461Listed in Standard and Poor'sCertain information contained in this news release constitutes "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and forward-looking information under applicable Canadian securities legislation. Such forward-looking statements or information, including but not limited to those with respect to the prices of gold, copper, cobalt and sulphuric acid, estimated future production, estimated costs of future production, the Company's hedging policy and permitting time lines, involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements or information. Such factors include, among others, the actual prices of copper, gold, cobalt and sulphuric acid, the factual results of current exploration, development and mining activities, changes in project parameters as plans continue to be evaluated, as well as those factors disclosed in the Company's documents filed from time to time with the Alberta, British Columbia, and Ontario Securities Commissions, the Autorité des marchés financiers in Quebec, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and the London Stock Exchange.FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Sharon LoungFirst Quantum Minerals Ltd. - North American ContactDirector, Investor Relations(647) 346-3934 or Toll Free: 1 (888) 688-6577(604) 688-3818 (FAX)sharon.loung@fqml.comORClive NewallFirst Quantum Minerals Ltd. - United Kingdom ContactPresident+44 140 327 3484+44 140 327 3494 (FAX)clive.newall@fqml.comwww.first-quantum.comORBrian Cattell/James DevasMaitland - United Kingdom Contact+44 207 379 5151+44 20 7379 6161 (FAX)jdevas@maitland.co.uk / bcattell@maitland.co.uk