Ore discounts force Atlas, MinRes link-up

Original article by James Thomson, Sarah Thompson, Anthony Macdonald
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 11 & 16 : 10-Apr-18

Atlas Iron’s directors have endorsed a proposed merger with Mineral Resources, which requires the support of at least 75 per cent of Atlas shareholders. The deal values Atlas shares at $A0.0302, with stockholders to receive one Mineral Resources share for every 571 shares they hold. Atlas CEO Cliff Lawrenson has praised Mineral Resources, and he attributes the merger to the widening discount between lower-grade iron ore and the benchmark price. He says it is uncertain whether the discount is structural or cyclical.

CORPORATES
ATLAS IRON LIMITED – ASX AGO, MINERAL RESOURCES LIMITED – ASX MIN, FORTESCUE METALS GROUP LIMITED – ASX FMG, AWE LIMITED – ASX AWE, MITSUI AND COMPANY LIMITED, HOULIHAN LOKEY HOWARD AND ZUKIN, DLA PIPER, GILBERT AND TOBIN LAWYERS

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