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Joy Global Inc. Announces Receipt of Approval for Strategic Investment in China-Based International Mining Machinery Holdings Limited

MILWAUKEE--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Joy Global Inc. (NYSE:JOY) ("Joy Global") a worldwide leader in high productivity mining solutions today announced that it has received approval from the Anti-monopoly Bureau of the Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China for its planned purchase of International Mining Machinery Holdings Limited (HKSE:1683) ("IMM"), a leading designer and manufacturer of underground mining equipment in China. These shares represent approximately 41.1% of the outstanding common stock of IMM.

Pursuant to the terms set forth in the Share Purchase Agreement, dated July 11, 2011, as amended, between Joy Global and TJCC Holdings Limited ("TJCC"), Joy Global will now purchase TJCC's 41.1% IMM shareholding at a price of HKD8.50 per share, or approximately $584 million at current exchange rates. Completion of the Share Purchase Agreement is expected to take place by December 30, 2011. After closing, Joy Global will own approximately 69.2% of IMM's outstanding common stock.

Upon closing of the purchase of IMM shares from TJCC, Joy Global will be required to make unconditional cash tender offers for the remaining outstanding shares of IMM common stock and all outstanding IMM share options pursuant to the Hong Kong Takeovers Code. The tender offers will be launched by Joy Global's wholly owned Hong Kong subsidiary, Joy Global Asia Limited, and will be subject to the terms and conditions to be set out in the offer document. The offer document is subject to approval by the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission and following such approval will be made available on www.joyglobal.com.

About Joy Global

Joy Global is a worldwide leader in manufacturing, servicing and distributing equipment for surface mining through P&H Mining Equipment and underground mining through Joy Mining Machinery.

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Responsibility Statement

The directors of Joy Global and Joy Global Asia Limited (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Joy Global and the entity acquiring the shares under the share purchase agreement and making the offer) jointly and severally accept full responsibility for the accuracy of the information contained in this announcement, except in relation to information on IMM, and confirm, having made all reasonable inquiries, that to the best of their knowledge, opinions expressed in this announcement have been arrived at after due and careful consideration and there are no other facts not contained in this announcement, the omission of which would make any statement in this announcement, except in relation to information on IMM, misleading. The information relating to IMM contained in this announcement has been taken from the published annual and interim reports of IMM and from other public sources, including IMM's website at www.immchina.com. The directors of Joy Global and Joy Global Asia Limited take full responsibility for ensuring such information has been correctly and fairly reproduced.

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Joy Global Inc.
Michael S. Olsen
Executive Vice President and
Chief Financial Officer
+1 414-319-8507

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