Oslo, 17 October 2014: Yara International ASA and CF Industries have terminated their discussions regarding a potential merger of equals transaction.
"This has been a constructive process, with solid work by both parties. We were able to identify significant structural and operational synergies, but in the end it became clear that we would not be able to agree on terms that would be acceptable to all stakeholders," said Torgeir Kvidal, President and Chief Executive Officer of Yara International ASA.
"I would like to thank the management team and Board of Directors of CF Industries for their hard work and cooperation throughout the discussions," said Kvidal.
"Yara has an industry-leading business model combining a broad product portfolio and an unrivalled global market presence. Furthermore, we have a strong pipeline of attractive growth opportunities, from which we will continue to deliver sustainable long-term value for our shareholders, customers and society at large," said Kvidal.
Anders Lerstad, Investor Relations
Cellular (+47) 93 42 69 54
Esben Tuman, Media Relations
Cellular (+47) 90 50 84 00
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 acc. to §5-12 vphl (Norwegian Securities Trading Act)