Yara International ASA : Yara acquisition of Bunge's fertilizer business in
Oslo (2013-06-05): The Brazilian Administrative Council for Economic Defence
(CADE) has approved Yara's acquisition of Bunge's fertilizer business in
Brazil, allowing Yara to proceed with completing the USD 750 million
transaction and integration process.
"This regulatory approval marks the start of an exciting new phase in Brazil
for Yara. Brazil has significant growth prospects for both the agricultural
sector in general and the fertilizer industry, and Yara intends to play a key
role in the further development of Brazilian agribusiness," said Jørgen Ole
Haslestad, President and Chief Executive Officer in Yara International.
The transaction is valued at USD 750 million and comprises a net operating
capital value of USD 385 million and other assets valued at USD 365 million,
with the operating capital value subject to post-closing adjustment. Yara is
targeting USD 50 million annual synergies from 2014.
CADE's unrestricted approval of the acquisition was announced on May 16, with
a subsequent 15 day filing period for possible objections, which has now
expired without any such objections announced by CADE. Closing of the
acquisition is expected to take place during third quarter 2013, with the
acquired business consolidated into Yara International ASA fourth-quarter 2013
results. The transaction will be financed from the existing cash balance of
Yara International ASA.
For further information, please contact:
Thor Giæver, Investor Relations
Telephone: (+47) 24 15 72 95
Cellular: (+47) 48 07 53 56
Esben Tuman, Corporate Communications
Telephone: (+47) 24 15 70 26
Cellular: (+47) 905 08400
Yara delivers solutions for sustainable agriculture and the environment. Our
fertilizers and crop nutrition programs help produce the food required for the
growing world population. Our industrial products and solutions reduce
emissions, improve air quality and support safe and efficient operations.
Founded in Norway in 1905, Yara has a worldwide presence with sales to 150
countries. Safety is always our top priority.
This information is subject of the disclosure requirements pursuant to section
5-12 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act.
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