Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (NYSE:FCX) Files An 8-K Entry into a Material Definitive AgreementItem 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
On September 27, 2018, Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (“FCX”), International Support LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of FCX, PT Freeport Indonesia (“PT-FI”), PT Indocopper Investama (“PT-II”), an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of FCX, and PT Indonesia Asahan Aluminium (Persero) (“Inalum”), a state-owned enterprise that is wholly owned by the Indonesian government, entered into a divestment agreement (the “Divestment Agreement”) on previously agreed economic terms in connection with Inalum’s acquisition of shares of PT-FI. Under the Divestment Agreement, Inalum will acquire for cash consideration of $3.85 billion all of Rio Tinto's interests associated with its Joint Venture with PT-FI (“Joint Venture”), and 100 percent of FCX's interests in PT-II, which owns 9.36 percent of PT-FI.
Currently, FCX directly owns 81.28 percent of the outstanding common stock of PT-FI and indirectly owns 9.36 percent through its wholly owned subsidiary, PT-II. In late 2017, the Indonesian government transferred its 9.36 percent ownership interest in PT-FI to Inalum. Under the terms of the Divestment Agreement, the Rio Tinto interests will be merged into PT-FI concurrent with Inalum’s acquisition in exchange for a 40 percent share ownership in PT-FI. The arrangements provide for FCX and existing PT-FI shareholders to retain the economics of the revenue and cost sharing arrangements under the Joint Venture. Following completion of the transactions, Inalum's share ownership will be 51.2 percent of PT-FI (subject to a dividend assignment mechanism to replicate the Joint Venture economics), and FCX's ownership will be 48.8 percent.
At closing, Rio Tinto will receive $3.5 billion, and FCX will receive $350 million, in cash proceeds.
The transaction, which is currently expected to close by the first quarter of 2019, is subject to certain conditions including, the extension and stability of PT-FI's long-term mining rights through 2041 in a form acceptable to FCX and Inalum, resolution of environmental regulatory matters satisfactory to the Indonesian government, FCX and Inalum, various other Indonesian regulatory actions and approvals, and customary approvals from international competition authorities.
The Divestment Agreement contains representations, warranties, covenants, and indemnifications of the parties customary for transactions of this type.
The Divestment Agreement also provides FCX and Inalum with the right to terminate, in certain circumstances, including if the transaction is not consummated on or before December 31, 2018, subject to a six month extension if needed to obtain approvals from international competition authorities; or if the consummation of the divestment transaction would violate any nonappealable final order, decree or judgment of any governmental authority having competent jurisdiction.
The foregoing summary of the Divestment Agreement does not purport to be complete and is subject to, and qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Divestment Agreement, a copy of which will be filed as an exhibit to FCX’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ending September 30, 2018.
Item 8.01. Other Events.
FCX issued a press release dated September 28, 2018, announcing that it has entered into a Divestment Agreement on previously agreed economic terms with the Indonesian state-owned enterprise Inalum in connection with Inalum’s acquisition of shares of PT-FI. A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated in this Item 8.01 by reference.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
Press release dated September 28, 2018, titled “Freeport-McMoRan Announces
PT-FI Divestment Agreement with PT Inalum.”
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About Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (NYSE:FCX)
Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (FCX) is a natural resource company with a portfolio of mineral assets, and oil and natural gas resources. The Company’s segments include the Morenci, Cerro Verde, Grasberg and Tenke Fungurume copper mines, the Rod & Refining operations and the U.S. Oil & Gas Operations. It has organized its operations into five primary divisions: North America copper mines, South America mining, Indonesia mining, Africa mining and Molybdenum mines. Its portfolio of assets includes the Grasberg minerals district in Indonesia, mining operations in North and South America, the Tenke Fungurume (Tenke) minerals district in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in Africa, and oil and natural gas assets in the United States. Its Atlantic Copper smelts and refines copper concentrates, and markets refined copper and precious metals in slimes. It has a smelter at its Miami, Arizona, mining operation, and molybdenum conversion facilities in the United States and Europe.