Debevoise Advises Freeport-McMoran Cooper & Gold Inc In Agreement To Sell International Wire & Cable Business For $735 Million

New York –September 12, 2007 – LAWFUEL – The Legal Newswire – Debevoise & Plimpton LLP is advising Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. (FCX) in its agreement to sell its international wire and cable business, operated in the name of Phelps Dodge International Corporation, to General Cable Corporation for $735 million, including the acquisition of minority interests recently acquired by FCX.

Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. is a leading international mining company with headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona. Debevoise & Plimpton LLP is a leading international law firm with offices in New York, Washington D.C., London, Paris, Frankfurt, Moscow, Hong Kong and Shanghai.

The Debevoise team was led by counsel Marc A. Kushner and includes partners Michael W. Blair, Lawrence K. Cagney, Gary W. Kubek and Hugh Rowland, Jr., counsel Kyra K. Bromley, Judith L. Church and Stuart Hammer and associates Suzie C. Alway, Elizabeth O. Bellis, Peter M. Friedman, Judith Krens, Jennifer F. Whetsell and Harry Zirlin.

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