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A$325 Million Sale of Crosslands And Oakajee Port and Rail Interests
A$325 Million Sale of Crosslands And Oakajee Port and Rail Interests
Sydney, Nov 24, 2011 AEST (ABN Newswire) - Murchison Metals Ltd (ASX:MMX) has entered into a conditional sale agreement with Mitsubishi Development Pty Ltd in relation to all of the Company's interests in Crosslands Resources Ltd, the owner of the Jack Hills Expansion Project, and the Oakajee Port and Rail ("OPR") project (the "Transaction").

Following completion of the Transaction, Murchison will have no ongoing exposure to the risks associated with project development, or the requirement to continue funding their ongoing development. Murchison has, however, agreed to continue funding Crosslands and OPR through to completion, and has agreed to support interim budgets for the period between 1 January 2012 to 31 March 2012, with its net exposure to the interim budgets capped at A$11.2 million, and subject to a pro rata scale back should completion occur before 31 March 2012.

The Transaction is subject to a limited number of conditions, including approval by Murchison shareholders at a meeting scheduled to occur prior to 15 February 2012. A summary of the key terms of the Share and Asset Purchase Agreement are outlined in Appendix 1.

Murchison anticipates sending shareholder materials, including an independent expert report, in January 2012 in advance of the Extraordinary General Meeting to approve the Transaction.

Following completion of the Transaction, Murchison will have no ongoing exposure to the risks associated with project development, or the requirement to continue funding their ongoing development. Murchison has, however, agreed to continue funding Crosslands and OPR through to completion, and has agreed to support interim budgets for the period between 1 January 2012 to 31 March 2012, with its net exposure to the interim budgets capped at A$11.2 million, and subject to a pro rata scale back should completion occur before 31 March 2012.

The Transaction is subject to a limited number of conditions, including approval by Murchison shareholders at a meeting scheduled to occur prior to 15 February 2012. A summary of the key terms of the Share and Asset Purchase Agreement are outlined in Appendix 1.

Murchison anticipates sending shareholder materials, including an independent expert report, in January 2012 in advance of the Extraordinary General Meeting to approve the Transaction.

View the Full Announcement:
http://media.abnnewswire.net/media/en/docs/ASX-MMX-568203.pdf

Contact

Greg Martin
Managing Director
Murchison Metals Ltd
TEL: +61-8-9492-2600

John Phaceas
Manager External Relations
Murchison Metals Ltd
TEL: +61-8-9492-2600
TEL: +61-411-449-621

Shaun Duffy
Managing Director
FTI Consulting
TEL: +61-8-9386-1233
TEL: +61-404-094-384



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