Federal Antimonopoly Service approves of merger of RUSAL, SUAL Holding, and Glencore

The Russian Federation Federal Antimonopoly Service decided to give the general approval to the merger of RUSAL, SUAL Holding, and Glencore.

SUAL Group creditors have officially confirmed their agreement to the changes in the company’s shareholder structure. RUSAL shareholders, for instance, will own 66% of the new company, SUAL Holding shareholders will get a 22% share of the assets, Glencore shareholders are to own 12% of the company’s shares.

The merger is going to raise the net debt and change the debtors’ financial ratios for a while, which has also been agreed upon by the creditors. This agreement was the necessary condition of the lending agreements worth $850m.

After the merger has been fully completed, the new company is to become the world’s largest aluminum and alumina producer, with over 110,000 employees working in 17 countries located on five continents. Its annual production output is expected to come to approximately 4 tons of aluminum and 11m tons of alumina. It will also possess a 12.5% share of the global primary aluminum market and a 16% share of the global alumina production.

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