RUSAL may sell 14% in Bystrinsky to Interros after spin-off
MOSCOW, Mar 29 (PRIME) -- Russian aluminum giant UC RUSAL may sell 14% in the Bystrinsky project to Interros of tycoon Vladimir Potanin for around U.S. $570 million after the projectТs spin-off, the company said in a statement on Monday.
RUSAL owns an about 27.8% stake in Norilsk Nickel indirectly through company Aktivium.
УIt is expected that in the case of the spin-off, Aktivium will own around 14% of the issued shareholder equity of the spun-off company. It is supposed currently that Aktivium may sell the target shares to LLC Holding Company Interros after the spin-off,Ф the statement read.
On March 26, RUSAL said that the core shareholders of Norilsk Nickel Ц the aluminum giant, Interros, and Crispian Ц preliminarily agreed to spin off Norilsk NickelТs Bystrinsky project to the companyТs shareholders. Norilsk Nickel owns 50.01% in the Bystrinsky project, which comprises the Bystrinskoye deposit and the Bystrinsky GOK mining and processing plant.
Other shareholders of the Bystrinsky project include CIS NRF Holdings, a subsidiary of Interros, with a 36.66% stake, and United Resources Limited, a subsidiary of HOPU Investments fund, with 13.33%. In 2020, the project produced 63,000 tonnes of copper and 241,000 ounces of gold in concentrates, and its revenue reached $1.004 billion.