PolyMet Mining Corp. (TSX: POM) (NYSE American: PLM) announced that its independent Special Committee of PolyMet’s Board of Directors received a non-binding proposal from Glencore AG to acquire all outstanding shares of PolyMet that it does not already own for cash consideration of US$2.11 per share, subject to certain conditions, including the entering into of a definitive agreement. The purchase price per share proposed by Glencore represents an approximately 167% premium over the price of US$0.79 per share at the close of business Friday, June 30, 2023. A copy of the non-binding proposal is attached hereto as Exhibit A.
The Special Committee welcomes the engagement with Glencore and the proposal is being reviewed by the Special Committee in accordance with its fiduciary duties and in consultation with its independent financial and legal advisors.
PolyMet cautions its shareholders and others considering trading in its securities that no decisions have been made with respect to PolyMet’s response to the proposal. There can be no assurance that any definitive offer will be made, that any definitive agreement will be executed or that this or any other transaction will be approved or consummated. PolyMet does not undertake any obligation to provide any updates with respect to this or any other transaction, except as required by applicable law.
PolyMet shareholders do not need to take any action at this time.
PolyMet is a mine development company holding a 50% interest in NewRange Copper Nickel LLC, a joint venture with Teck Resources. NewRange Copper Nickel holds the NorthMet and Mesaba copper, nickel, cobalt and platinum group metal (PGM) deposits, two globally significant clean energy mineral resources located in the Duluth Complex in northeast Minnesota. The Duluth Complex is one of the world’s major, undeveloped copper, nickel and PGM metal mining regions. NorthMet is the first large-scale project to have received permits within the Duluth Complex.
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