Magnetation LLC Receives Court Approval to Assume AK Steel Offtake Agreement

23 Dec, 2015, 12:03 ET from Magnetation LLC

GRAND RAPIDS, Minn., Dec. 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Magnetation LLC ("Magnetation" or the "Company") announced today that its subsidiary Mag Pellet LLC has been authorized by the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Minnesota (the "Bankruptcy Court") to assume its long-term iron ore pellet offtake agreement with AK Steel Corporation ("AK Steel").

The Company sought Bankruptcy Court approval to assume the contract in October 2015.  The Bankruptcy Court granted the Company's motion following a hearing on the matter earlier this month.

Magnetation is pleased with the Bankruptcy Court's ruling and is looking forward to continuing its focus on producing and shipping high-quality fluxed iron ore pellets.  "This court decision is critical to Magnetation's success" said Larry Lehtinen, CEO of Magnetation.  "With this behind us, we can continue forward with our goal of being the lowest cost iron ore pellet producer in North America."

Magnetation LLC
Magnetation LLC recovers high-quality iron ore concentrate from previously abandoned iron ore waste stockpiles and tailings basins.  Magnetation LLC owns three iron ore concentrate plants located in Keewatin, MN, Bovey, MN and Grand Rapids, MN, and an iron ore pellet plant in Reynolds, IN.  Additional information about the company is available at

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