Fox Resources Limited (ASX:FXR) said its two largest shareholders, Jungle Creek Gold Mines and Jinchuan Group, have both stated that they will take up their entitlement in full under the right issue announced on April 23.
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Fox Resources Limited (ASX:FXR) said its two largest shareholders, Jungle Creek Gold Mines and Jinchuan Group, have both stated that they will take up their entitlement in full under the right issue announced on April 23. Their combined shareholding represents approximately 27.2 per cent of the company's issued shares. The proceeds of the offer will be used primarily to fund the next stage in the development of the company's heap leaching operation at Radio Hill in the Pilbara of Western Australia.
Bradken Limited (ASX:BKN) said it has entered into agreement to acquire the business assets of Canada-based Almac Machine Works for C$47.5 million. In addition, a maximum earn-out of C$4.8 million is payable subject to calendar year 2010 performance of the Almac business. The acquisition will be funded through a fully underwritten institutional placement of A$50 million. Bradken has upgraded its guidance with FY10 EBITDA now expected to be in line with, instead of slightly below, the figure of FY09. The company said its rail division is expected to deliver a strong performance through continued productivity improvements at the Xuzhou operations in China as well as ongoing purchasing gains, and all other divisions continue to improve in line with expectations.
New Zealand retailer The Warehouse Group (ASX:WHS) (NZE:WHS) reported that sales for the third quarter ended May 2 was NZ$376 million, down 1.9 per cent on the corresponding period last year. The sales drop compared to last year was almost entirely due to a continued contraction in the music and DVD market as well as a very slow start to winter, with unseasonably warm weather affecting key categories such as winter apparel and heating. But Directors are confident that the adjusted net profit after tax (NPAT) for the full year will be similar to adjusted NPAT for FY09.
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