Friday, September 7, 2012

Proposal received from Glencore

Zug, 7 September 2012

The Board of Xstrata plc (“Xstrata”) has received a proposal from Glencore International plc (“Glencore”) to amend the terms of the merger of Glencore and Xstrata.
This is not a firm offer. Any elements of the proposal remain subject to change and the proposal also remains subject to Xstrata plc Board approval.
The proposal envisages an increase to the merger ratio to 3.05 Glencore shares for every Xstrata share, changes to the proposed governance arrangements including Ivan Glasenberg to become CEO of the combined group and the ability for Glencore to structure the transaction as a takeover offer or as a scheme of arrangement of Xstrata.
In order that Xstrata Independent Directors and Xstrata Shareholders may consider the proposed amended terms, a resolution will be proposed at Xstrata’s Court Meeting and the New Xstrata General Meeting to adjourn the meetings to a date to be fixed and notified to Shareholders.
This announcement has not been made with the consent of Glencore. A further announcement will be made in due course.
Neither the content of the company's website nor the content of any other website accessible from hyperlinks on the company's website is incorporated into, or forms part of, this announcement.

About Xstrata plc
We are a major producer of a range of vital commodities used in everything from constructing buildings and delivering electricity, to developing jet engines and mobile phones. We are one of the top five global producers of copper, thermal and metallurgical coal, ferrochrome, zinc and nickel and we also produce silver, lead, platinum, gold, cobalt and vanadium.
Founded in 2002 and headquartered in Switzerland, we operate in over 20 countries and employ over 70,000 people at more than 100 operations and projects around the world. We work in a responsible and sustainable way, with an entrepreneurial spirit and dynamic approach.

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