Oslo, 2 June 2016: Yara International ASA has completed the sale of its European CO2 business and its remaining 34% stake in the Yara Praxair Holding AS joint venture to U.S.-based Praxair, Inc. for EUR 300 million.
Reference is made to earlier Yara announcements on 15 September 2015 and 20 April 2016. The sale was completed on 1 June 2016 and will generate an estimated post-tax gain of EUR 150 million including the Yara Praxair Holding AS sale.
Thor Giæver, Investor Relations
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Esben Tuman, Media Relations
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Yara's knowledge, products and solutions grow farmers', distributors' and industrial customers' businesses profitably and responsibly, while protecting the earth's resources, food and environment.
Our fertilizers, crop nutrition programs and technologies increase yields, improve product quality and reduce the environmental impact of agricultural practices. Our industrial and environmental solutions improve air quality by reducing emissions from industry and transportation, and serve as key ingredients in the production of a wide range of goods. We foster a culture that promotes the safety of our employees, contractors and societies.
Founded in 1905 to solve emerging famine in Europe, today, Yara has a worldwide presence, with close to 13,000 employees and sales to more than 150 countries.
This information is subject to the disclosure requirements pursuant to section 5-12 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act.