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2013 Acquisitions

Acquisition of Plains Exploration & Production Company (PXP)

Where can I find tax information, including calculation of taxable gain/loss on shares, for the PXP/FCX merger completed on
May 31, 2013?

On our web site, you can view the Form 8937 related to FCX’s acquisition of PXP or request a printed copy using the Information Request service. Please consult your own tax advisor regarding particular consequences of the merger to you.

I am a previous PXP stockholder who did not make a valid election or did not deliver a valid election form prior to the election deadline. What did I receive?
Shareholders who did not make an election received approximately 99.5 percent of their merger consideration in cash equal to $46.01 for each share of PXP common stock (99.5 percent x $46.01 x PXP shares held = $45.7689 x PXP shares held) and the remainder of their merger consideration in shares of FCX common stock at an exchange ratio of approximately 1.4302 shares of FCX common stock for each share of PXP common stock (0.5 percent x 1.4302 x PXP shares held = FCX common stock issued). Only whole FCX common stock was issued; fractional shares were paid in cash.

Acquisition of McMoRan Exploration Co. (MMR)

Where can I find tax information, including calculation of taxable gain/loss on shares, for the MMR/FCX merger completed on
June 3, 2013?
On our web site, you can view the Form 8937 related to FCX’s acquisition of MMR or request a printed copy using the Information Request service. Please consult your own tax advisor regarding particular consequences of the merger to you.

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General Questions

Who is FCX's transfer agent?
The transfer agent and registrar for FCX common stock is Computershare Shareowner Services LLC. Existing stockholders who need assistance with their accounts or wish to eliminate duplicate mailings should contact:

Computershare Shareowner Services LLC
250 Royall Street
Canton, MA 02021
www.computershare.com/investor
+1 800.953.2493

What is Freeport-McMoRan’s ticker symbol and where is it listed?
FCX’s common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol FCX.

How can I change my address or name on my stockholder account? How do I change the registration or transfer my shares?
If you are an FCX shareholder of record you should contact our transfer agent, Computershare Shareowner Services at 1.800.953.2493.

What do I do if I lose my stock certificates?
If you are an FCX shareholder of record you should contact our transfer agent, Computershare Shareowner Services at 1.800.953.2493.

What is FCX’s dividend policy?
FCX has a history of returning cash to shareholders through dividends. The declaration of dividends is at the discretion of the Board of Directors and will depend on the company's financial results, cash requirements, future prospects, and other factors deemed relevant by the Board. A history of FCX's dividend payments can be found on the Investor Relations Dividend Information page.

Does FCX have a dividend reinvestment and stock purchase plan?
Yes, effective December 1, 2011, Computershare Shareowner Services, FCX’s transfer agent, administers the BuyDIRECT Direct Purchase and Sale Plan (BuyDIRECT Plan) for FCX. The BuyDIRECT Plan provides an opportunity to reinvest dividends and offers an alternative to traditional methods of buying, holding and selling FCX common stock. For more information about the BuyDIRECT Plan, please contact Computershare Shareowner Services toll-free at 1.800.953.2493 or visit their website at www.computershare.com/investor.

How can I get a copy of the annual report?
On our web site, you can view FCX’s annual reports and request printed copies using the Information Request service.

Where can I get a copy of the proxy statement?
On our web site, you can view FCX’s proxy statement or request printed copies using the Information Request service.

How can I get a copy of the materials filed with the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC)?
These are available through our SEC filings section of the web site. They are also available over the internet by various service providers. If you require a hard copy, you can contact us through our Information Request page.

How can individual investors listen to your earnings conference call with analysts?
FCX provides webcasts of these conference calls to ensure that all investors have timely and equal access to company information. To hear the conference call, log on to the Investor Relations page and follow the instructions. You must have Windows Media Player or QuickTime installed on your computer.

Who is on FCX’s Board of Directors?
Biographies of FCX’s Board of Directors can be found on the Corporate Governance page under Board and Management.

Who are the executives of FCX?
Biographies of FCX’s executives can be found on the Corporate Governance page under Board and Management.

How can I be notified when new information about FCX is available?
You can subscribe to FCX ’s email alert system in the Investor Relations section of this web site. The system provides notification of press releases.

What are the tax consequences of dividends paid to nonresident alien shareholders?
FCX has determined that, for quarterly dividends paid in 2013, 100 percent of the total dividend amount was subject to federal withholding tax unless exempted by tax treaty. The withholding tax rate may also be reduced by tax treaty.

Who is the independent registered public accounting firm for FCX?
Ernst & Young LLP is our independent registered public accounting firm.



February 2011 Two-for-One Stock Split

What is a stock split?
A stock split is an action in which a company’s existing shares are divided into multiple shares. Stock splits often are performed to bring a company’s share price back to a more optimal range for individual investors to buy. In a two-for-one split (effected as a stock dividend), each holder of stock receives one additional share for each share he or she owns. For example, if you owned 100 shares of FCX stock prior to the stock split, you owned 200 shares of FCX stock after the stock split. Concurrently, the market should adjust the share price by half, resulting in similar absolute ownership values for common stockholders before and after the stock split.

How and when was FCX’s stock split effected?
In December 2010, FCX ’s Board of Directors declared a two-for-one split of its common stock, which was effected on February 1, 2011. Shareholders received one additional share of common stock for each share of common stock held. The additional shares were issued on February 1, 2011, and began trading on the NYSE at its post-split price on February 2, 2011.

Was the February 2011 two-for-one stock split a taxable event?
No, the two-for-one stock split was not a taxable event.

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