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Freeport-McMoRan (NYSE:FCX) has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its interest in TF Holdings to China Molybdenum Co. for $2.65 billion in cash and a contingent consideration of up to $120 million, consisting of $60 million if the average copper price exceeds $3.50 per pound and $60 million if the …

Freeport-McMoRan (NYSE:FCX) has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its interest in TF Holdings to China Molybdenum Co. for $2.65 billion in cash and a contingent consideration of up to $120 million, consisting of $60 million if the average copper price exceeds $3.50 per pound and $60 million if the average cobalt price exceeds $20 per pound.
As quoted in the press release:

In addition, FCX has agreed to negotiate exclusively with CMOC to enter into definitive agreements to sell its interests in Freeport Cobalt, including the Kokkola Cobalt Refinery in Finland, for $100 million and the Kisanfu Exploration project in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) for $50 million.
Freeport Cobalt includes the large-scale cobalt refinery located in Kokkola, Finland, and related world-wide sales and marketing business, in which FCX holds an effective 56 percent interest. Kisanfu is a copper and cobalt exploration project, located near Tenke in which FCX holds a 100 percent interest.

Richard A. Adkerson, Freeport’s president and CEO, said:

This transaction is another significant step to strengthen our balance sheet and enhance value for shareholders. Since the start of 2016, we have announced over $4 billion in asset sale transactions. We are committed to our immediate objective of reducing debt while retaining a large portfolio of high quality assets and resources and a leading position in the global copper industry.

Click here for the full press release.


 
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