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Wednesday 27 November, 2019

Anglo American PLC

Equalisation of ownership at Moranbah - Grosvenor

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Anglo American PLC
27 November 2019

27 November 2019

Anglo American equalises ownership at integrated Moranbah-Grosvenor operation


Anglo American plc ("Anglo American") announces the equalisation of ownership across its integrated metallurgical coal operations at Moranbah North and Grosvenor, in Queensland, Australia.


The long-established Moranbah North mine and processing operation is 88% owned by Anglo American, with 12% owned by a consortium of Japanese companies1. The more recently commissioned and neighbouring Grosvenor mine was developed, and is wholly owned, by Anglo American and came onstream in 2016. The Grosvenor mine uses Moranbah North's coal processing infrastructure, where numerous debottlenecking, expansion and product blending options offer considerable cost, productivity and margin benefits for the integrated operation.


Anglo American has therefore sought to replicate the ownership structure of Moranbah North at Grosvenor, through the agreed sale of a 12% interest in the Grosvenor mine to the same consortium partners, in order to align the interests of all of the owners and to facilitate the delivery of the value creation opportunities set out above. Under the terms of the agreement, which is subject to a number of conditions prior to completion, Anglo American will receive cash proceeds of approximately US$141 million in respect of the 12% minority interest in the Grosvenor mine. 


Seamus French, CEO of Bulk Commodities at Anglo American, said: "The alignment of ownership interests across the Moranbah-Grosvenor operation is an important step forward as we unlock the considerable additional value that we see. Our ability to expand the plant, debottleneck various processes, and have the flexibility to blend our naturally high quality products more effectively, all support the long term competitiveness of what is already a world-class asset. I am pleased to be building on the successful relationships with our joint venture partners in delivering Moranbah-Grosvenor's full potential for the benefit of all our stakeholders."




1 Nippon Steel Corporation, Mitsui & Co., Ltd, Nippon Steel Trading Corporation, Shinsho Corporation, JFE Mineral Co., Ltd




For further information, please contact:






James Wyatt-Tilby

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Tel: +44 (0)20 7968 8759


Marcelo Esquivel

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Tel: +44 (0)20 7968 8891


Katie Ryall

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Tel: +44 (0)20 7968 8935


South Africa

Pranill Ramchander

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Tel: +27 (0)11 638 2592


Sibusiso Tshabalala

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Tel: +27 (0)11 638 2175



Lisa Clifford

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Tel: +61 73 834 1285



Paul Galloway

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Tel: +44 (0)20 7968 8718


Robert Greenberg

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Tel: +44 (0)20 7968 2124


Emma Waterworth

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Tel: +44 (0)20 7968 8574







Notes to editors:


Anglo American is a leading global mining company and our products are the essential ingredients in almost every aspect of modern life. Our portfolio of world-class competitive mining operations and undeveloped resources provides the metals and minerals that enable a cleaner, more electrified world and that meet the fast growing consumer-driven demands of the world's developed and maturing economies. With our people at the heart of our business, we use innovative practices and the latest technologies to discover new resources and mine, process, move and market our products to our customers around the world - safely, responsibly and sustainably.


As a responsible miner - of diamonds (through De Beers), copper, platinum group metals, iron ore, coal and nickel - we are the custodians of what are precious natural resources. We work together with our business partners and diverse stakeholders to unlock the sustainable value that those resources represent for our shareholders, the communities and countries in which we operate, and for society as a whole. Anglo American is re-imagining mining to improve people's lives.




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