Tianqi and Nutrien Comment on Chilean Constitutional Court Ruling
SASKATOON, Saskatchewan--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Tianqi Lithium Corp. (SZSE: 002466) and Nutrien Ltd. (TSX; NYSE; NTR) said today that they are pleased with Chile's Constitutional Court decision to dismiss the Pampa Group's constitutional claim concerning the pending sale of a 24 percent minority stake in SQM to Tianqi. This allows the Tribunal de Defensa de la Libre Competencia ("TDLC") to rule on the reconsideration motions filed by the Pampa Group, SQM and Conadecus against the TDLC's initial decision. That unanimous (5:0) decision upheld Tianqi's agreement with Chile's antitrust enforcement authority on Tianqi's purchase of Nutrien's minority stake in SQM.
Nutrien and Tianqi expect to close the sale by the end of the year as previously planned.
Nutrien is the world's largest provider of crop inputs and services, playing a critical role in helping growers increase food production in a sustainable manner. We produce and distribute over 26 million tons of potash, nitrogen and phosphate products world-wide. With this capability and our leading agriculture retail network, we are well positioned to supply the needs of our customers. We operate with a long-term view and are committed to working with our stakeholders as we address our economic, environmental and social priorities. The scale and diversity of our integrated portfolio provides a stable earnings base, multiple avenues for growth and the opportunity to return capital to shareholders.
About Tianqi Lithium
Listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange (stock code: SZ.002466), Tianqi Lithium is a leading global supplier of lithium products, with major businesses including lithium resource development and exploitation, downstream production processing and trade for a diverse range of high quality lithium products including mineral concentrates. The company has well established presences in China and Australia, allowing the company to service customers across Europe, Asia, and Oceania
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