Mineral Resources in scrip offer for AWE

Original article by Matt Chambers
The Australian – Page: 19 : 12-Dec-17

Shares in Mineral Resources closed eight per cent lower at $A16.39 on 11 December after it launched a $A510m takeover bid for AWE Limited. The scrip bid was initially pitched at $A0.80 per share, but the downturn in Mineral Resources’ stock reduced the value of its bid to $A0.73, in line with the rival bid from China Energy Reserve & Chemical Group. Mineral Resources MD Chris Ellison says AWE’s stake in the Waitsia gas field is of primary interest to his company, both to supply its own operations and Western Australian gas users.

CORPORATES
AWE LIMITED – ASX AWE, MINERAL RESOURCES LIHIR PTY LTD, CHINA ENERGY RESERVE AND CHEMICAL GROUP, ORIGIN ENERGY LIMITED – ASX ORG, LATTICE ENERGY LIMITED, BEACH ENERGY LIMITED – ASX BPT, SHA ENERGY, QUADRANT ENERGY PTY LTD, WOODSIDE PETROLEUM LIMITED – ASX WPL

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