Xstrata: Regulatory Announcement: Merger timing update

xstrataZug, 5 March 2013
Xstrata plc (“Xstrata”) notes the statement in the announcement by Glencore International plc (“Glencore”) of its preliminary results for the 12 months ended 31 December 2012 that the longstop date for the merger between Glencore and Xstrata (the “Merger”) has been extended to 16 April 2013 with the consent of Xstrata and the Panel.
Completion of the Merger remains conditional upon the receipt of the outstanding regulatory approval in China and completion of the Xstrata court process as further set out in the New Scheme Document in connection with the Merger published by Xstrata on 25 October 2012 and Glencore giving effect to the commitments required by the European Commission.
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We are a major producer of a range of vital commodities used in everything from constructing buildings and delivering electricity, to developing jet engines and mobile phones. We are one of the top five global producers of copper, thermal and metallurgical coal, ferrochrome, zinc and nickel and we also produce silver, lead, platinum, gold, cobalt and vanadium.
Founded in 2002 and headquartered in Switzerland, we operate in over 20 countries and employ over 70,000 people at more than 100 operations and projects around the world. We work in a responsible and sustainable way, with an entrepreneurial spirit and dynamic approach. For more information, visit www.xstrata.com.