Atlas Iron Limited (ASX:AGO) FRS: Atlas takeover of FerrAus Acceptances at 20 Sept 2011
Perth, Sep 21, 2011 AEST (ABN Newswire) - As of 5.00pm AWST, Tuesday, 20 September 2011, Atlas Iron Limited (ASX:AGO) has received acceptances for its off-market takeover bid for FerrAus Limited (ASX:FRS) which entitles Atlas to a relevant interest in 94.95%of FerrAus ordinary shares.
"It's a fantastic result to get to over 90% just 2 1/2 weeks after our takeover offer opened. I would like to thank our advisors, Atlas staff and the FerrAus team for all the hard work put in to make this transaction successful," Atlas Managing Director David Flanagan said. "We welcome all the former FerrAus shareholders to the Atlas register. We look forward to continuing to grow value for all Atlas shareholders".
Atlas confirms that if, at the close of the Offer at 5.00pm AWST on Wednesday, 5 October 2011, it is entitled to compulsorily acquire outstanding FerrAus ordinary shares under Part 6A.1 of the Corporations Act, it intends to proceed with compulsory acquisition of those FerrAus ordinary shares and any FerrAus ordinary shares which come into existence within the period of 6 weeks after Atlas gives the compulsory acquisition notice (referred to in section 661B(1) of the Corporations Act) due to the conversion of, or exercise of, convertible securities in FerrAus. Please refer to section 5.2 of the Bidder's Statement dated 5 September 2011 for further information.
About Atlas Iron Limited
Atlas Iron Limited (ASX:AGO) is an independent Australian iron ore company, mining and exporting Direct Shipping Ore (DSO) from its operations in the Northern Pilbara region of Western Australia. Since listing on the ASX in late 2004, Atlas has grown rapidly and is now a member of the ASX100 index.
About Ferraus Limited
FerrAus Limited has been delisted from the Australian Securities Exchange following its acquisition by Atlas Iron Limited. For all enquiries please visit the Atlas Iron website at www.AtlasIron.com.au
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