NYCO Minerals, Inc.

S&B Announces the Acquisition of NYCO, World-Leading Wollastonite Supplier for High-End Applications

S&B Industrial Minerals S.A. ("S&B") announces that on 14 September 2012, through its subsidiary S&B Industrial Minerals North America Inc., it acquired Rolling Rock Minerals Inc. and subsidiaries from Resource Capital Funds IV and minority shareholders. Rolling Rock Minerals Inc. is the parent company for world-class wollastonite producer NYCO Minerals, Inc. NYCO is the global leader in high quality wollastonite grades and in Tripoli with production facilities in U.S.A. and Mexico.