Oslo (2014-06-17): Following the Borealis acquisition of GPN SA including 52.15% ownership in the Le Havre urea plant, Yara has accepted an offer from Borealis to acquire Borealis' ownership in Le Havre, situated on the north-west coast of France.
Yara currently holds 47.85% in the 320,000 metric tons p.a. urea production facility, and 100% in 400,000 metric ton p.a. ammonia production facility.
The acquisition will simplify overall management of the facility to the benefit of Yara's activities in France and in Europe, and will allow greater flexibility and optimization of the site.
Access to an additional 160,000 metric tons urea p.a. will allow Yara to expand its sales to industrial customers in markets such as nitrogen oxide abatement (DeNOX), AdBlue and the animal feed sector.
The agreement with Borealis includes a urea supply agreement during a transition period.
Thor Giæver, Investor Relations
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Esben Tuman, Corporate Communications
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Yara delivers solutions for sustainable agriculture and the environment. Our fertilizers and crop nutrition programs help produce the food required for the growing world population. Our industrial products and solutions reduce emissions, improve air quality and support safe and efficient operations. Founded in Norway in 1905, Yara has a worldwide presence with sales to 150 countries. Safety is always our top priority.
This information is subject of the disclosure requirements pursuant to section 5-12 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act.