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Glencore completes acquisition of Viterra and announces key management appointments

Glencore completes acquisition of Viterra and announces key management 
appointments 
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BAAR, Switzerland, Dec. 17, 2012 /CNW/ - Glencore International plc 
("Glencore") and Viterra Inc. ("Viterra") announced today that Glencore has 
completed the acquisition of Viterra. The acquisition brings Glencore 
immediate critical mass in the key grain markets of North America through 
Viterra's substantial Canadian operations. Viterra also materially expands 
Glencore's existing operations in Australia. The acquisition reinforces 
Glencore's position as one of the world's leading commodity suppliers. 
Fran Malecha, formerly Chief Operating Officer of Viterra, has been appointed 
Director, Agricultural Products, North America, with responsibility for all 
North American operations. He will be based in Regina, Saskatchewan which 
becomes headquarters for Glencore's North American Agricultural Products 
business. David Mattiske has been appointed Country Manager, Agricultural 
Products, Australia and New Zealand, with responsibility for all agricultural 
operations in Australia and New Zealand. 
Chris Mahoney, Director of Agricultural Products of Glencore, said, "By 
combining Viterra's first class assets, grain logistics and processing 
insight with our global marketing capability, we have the opportunity to 
become a true leader across the sector with even greater means to meet the 
needs of farmers and customers globally. 
"Glencore has acquired more than physical assets; we have gained the world 
class skills and experience of Viterra employees and we are already working 
well together to implement a smooth integration. Furthermore, I am delighted 
to welcome Fran and David to their new positions and I have every confidence 
that the businesses in North America and Australia will thrive under their 
leadership." 
Fran Malecha, said, "Today marks the beginning of an exciting new chapter for 
the company. I am excited to be staying on to lead Glencore's North American 
agricultural business, and look forward to strengthening our relationships 
with farmers and creating opportunities for all participants in the industry." 
David Mattiske, said, "Glencore values Viterra's Australian and New Zealand 
people and assets as a critical part of its global portfolio. This transaction 
reflects Glencore's strong belief in the importance and potential of the 
Australian and New Zealand grain industries. The combined business 
willprovide additional opportunities for growers and industry participants." 
Glencore anticipates all integration projects, including the divestment of 
certain assets to Agrium Inc. and Richardson International Limited, will be 
completed by the end of 2013. Until the time of divestiture, Glencore will 
continue to support these assets. 
Information for shareholders and CDI holders 
Shareholders will be entitled to receive payment of C$16.25 per share in cash 
(the "Consideration") following the effective date of the Arrangement. 
Shareholders will receive Canadian dollars unless an election is made to 
receive payment in Australian dollars. 
Registered shareholders are required to submit a Letter of Transmittal to 
Computershare Trust Company of Canada, together with the certificate(s) 
representing shares of Viterra and all other required documents. For a 
replacement Letter of Transmittal, contact Computershare Trust Company of 
Canada toll free at 1-877-477-1538. Registered shareholders must make their 
currency elections in the Letter of Transmittal by no later than 5:00 p.m. 
(Toronto Time) December 18, 2012. Non-registered shareholders should contact 
their broker, trustee, financial institution, custodian, nominee or other 
intermediary to confirm matters relating to payment of the Consideration, or 
if they wish to elect to receive Australian dollars. 
Each CDI holder, as of 6:30 p.m. (Adelaide Time) on December 17, 2012 is 
entitled to receive payment of C$16.25 (or the Australian dollar equivalent) 
per CDI in cash. CDI holders are not required to submit a Letter of 
Transmittal. 
CDI holders were able to elect to receive payment in Canadian dollars. If no 
election was made prior to 5:00 p.m. (Australian Central Standard Time) today, 
holders of CDIs are deemed to have elected to receive payment in Australian 
dollars. 
Further to the Glencore press release of December 7, 2012, amendments to 
Viterra's 5.950% Senior Notes due 2020 have been implemented and consent fee 
payments to consenting noteholders shall be made shortly. 
About Glencore International plc
Glencore is one of the world's leading integrated producers and marketers of 
commodities, headquartered in Baar, Switzerland, and listed on the London and 
Hong Kong Stock Exchanges. Glencore has worldwide activities in the 
production, sourcing, processing, refining, transporting, storage, financing 
and supply of Metals and Minerals, Energy Products and Agricultural Products 
For enquiries about Glencore, please contact: 
Paul Smith (Investors) t: +41 (0)41 709 2487 m: +41 (0)79 947 1348 
e:paul.smith@glencore.com 
Charles Watenphul (Media) t: +41 (0)41 709 2462 m: +41 (0)79 904 3320 
e:charles.watenphul@glencore.com 
RLM Finsbury (Media) Guy Lamming Dorothy Burwell T: +44 (0)20 7251 3801 
Elisa Morniroli (Investors) t: +41 (0)41 709 2818 m: +41 (0)79 833 0508 
e:elisa.morniroli@glencore.com 
Holly Gibney (Media) t: +1 403 817 1088 m: +1 403 605 7566 
e:holly.gibney@viterra.com 
Jane McBride (Investors) t: +61 (0)8 8304 1368 m: +61 (0)448 910 886 
e:jane.mcbride@viterra.com 
SOURCE: Glencore International plc 
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