JERSEY, Channel Islands--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Metals Acquisition Limited (NYSE: MTAL):
Metals Acquisition Limited (MAC) and Glencore have today closed the purchase and sale of Glencore’s 100% interest in Cobar Management Pty Ltd (CMPL), the owner of the CSA copper mine in New South Wales, Australia. MAC’s ordinary shares and warrants will commence trading today, June 16, 2023, under the ticker symbols “MTAL” and “MTAL.W”, respectively, on the New York Stock Exchange. In connection with the closing of the business combination, Metals Acquisition Limited completed its previously-announced merger with Metals Acquisition Corp, a special purpose acquisition company.
The purchase consideration to Glencore includes USD$775 million in cash and USD$100 million in ordinary shares of MAC. Glencore holds 20.6% of the ordinary shares in MAC post closing. The purchase consideration also includes:
- USD$75m deferred payment to be paid within 12 months;
- USD$150m contingent payment upon future copper prices;
- 1.5% life of mine Net Smelter Return royalty on copper.
MAC will assume ownership and full operational control of the mine immediately; Glencore will retain the offtake for 100% of the copper concentrate produced at the CSA copper mine.
Mick McMullen, MAC CEO, commented “We are delighted to have closed on the transaction. I want to thank the large group of investors that supported our recent PIPE totaling USD$230 million, our other funding partners, our advisors who have worked resolutely, as well as Glencore for working steadfastly with us throughout the entirety of our transaction. Today is truly an exciting moment for all of us at Metals Acquisition Limited, the new owner and operator of this historic asset.
We look forward to working with the CSA Mine team to make this into a great foundational asset for MAC.”
Citigroup Global Markets Inc. (“Citi”) served as financial advisor and Squire Patton Boggs and Paul Hastings LLP are serving as legal advisors to MAC. Citi, Canaccord Genuity and Ashanti Capital served as placement agents in connection with the PIPE.
About Metals Acquisition Limited
Metals Acquisition Limited (NYSE: MTAL) is a company focused on operating and acquiring metals and mining businesses in high quality, stable jurisdictions that are critical in the electrification and decarbonization of the global economy.
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More information on potential factors that could affect MAC’s or CSA Mine’s financial results is included from time to time in MAC’s public reports filed with the SEC, including Metals Acquisition Corp’s Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, and Current Reports on Form 8-K as well as the definitive proxy statement/prospectus MAC filed with the SEC in connection with MAC’s solicitation of proxies for the meeting of shareholders held to approve, among other things, the business combination. If any of these risks materialize or MAC’s assumptions prove incorrect, actual results could differ materially from the results implied by these forward-looking statements. There may be additional risks that MAC does not presently know, or that MAC currently believes are immaterial, that could also cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements. In addition, forward-looking statements reflect MAC’s expectations, plans or forecasts of future events and views as of the date of this communication. MAC anticipates that subsequent events and developments will cause its assessments to change. However, while MAC may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future, MAC specifically disclaims any obligation to do so, except as required by law. These forward- looking statements should not be relied upon as representing MAC’s assessment as of any date subsequent to the date of this communication. Accordingly, undue reliance should not be placed upon the forward-looking statements.
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