Original article by Paul Garvey
The Australian – Page: 17 & 20 : 28-Mar-19
Rare earths miner Lynas Corporation has rejected an unsolicited $1.5bn takeover bid from Wesfarmers. Lynas CEO Amanda Lacaze has also criticised Wesfarmers’ move to engage directly with the Malaysian government regarding Lynas’s processing plant in Kuantan, stating that the conglomerate cannot speak on behalf of the company. Meanwhile, stockbroking firm Morgans has cited factors such as the political risk in Malaysia for its decision to downgrade its recommendation on Wesfarmers shares from ‘add’ to ‘hold’.
LYNAS CORPORATION LIMITED – ASX LYC, WESFARMERS LIMITED – ASX WES, MORGANS FINANCIAL LIMITED, GREENCAPE CAPITAL PTY LTD, CHALLENGER LIMITED – ASX CGF, CITIGROUP PTY LTD