BAAR, Switzerland, July 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Glencore International plc ("Glencore") today announced that the extraordinary resolution authorizing and approving certain proposed amendments (the "2021 Proposed Amendments") to Viterra Inc.'s ("Viterra") outstanding 6.406% Senior Unsecured Notes due February 16, 2021 (CUSIP 92849TAL2/92849TAM0) (the "2021 Notes") more particularly described in the consent and proxy solicitation statement of Glencore dated July 9, 2012 (the "Consent Solicitation Statement"), which was scheduled to be considered at the extraordinary meeting of the holders of 2021 Notes that had been adjourned to Monday, July 30, 2012 (the "Meeting"), has been withdrawn, and the Meeting has been cancelled. Capitalized terms used but not otherwise defined herein have the meanings ascribed thereto in the Consent Solicitation Statement.
Glencore previously received the requisite consents from the holders of Viterra's 5.950% Senior Notes due August 1, 2020 (CUSIP 92849TAJ7/C96906AA7) ("2020 Notes") to certain proposed amendments to the 2020 Notes more particularly described in the Consent Solicitation Statement (the "2020 Proposed Amendments"). The 2020 Proposed Amendments are conditional upon, among other things, the implementation of the 2021 Proposed Amendments (the "Cross-Condition"). Glencore will in due course determine and advise holders of 2020 Notes whether it intends to waive the Cross-Condition and, subject to the satisfaction or waiver of the remaining conditions to the 2020 Proposed Amendments (including the closing of the Viterra acquisition), proceed with the 2020 Proposed Amendments and payment of the corresponding consent fee.
About Glencore International plc
Glencore is one of the world's leading integrated producers and marketers of commodities, headquartered in Baar, Switzerland, and listed on the London and Hong Kong Stock Exchanges. Glencore has worldwide activities in the production, sourcing, processing, refining, transporting, storage, financing and supply of Metals and Minerals, Energy Products and Agricultural Products.
About Viterra Inc.
Viterra provides premium quality ingredients to leading global food manufacturers. Headquartered in Canada, the global agri-business has operations across Canada, the United States, Australia, New Zealand and China, as well as a growing international presence that extends to offices in Japan, Singapore, Vietnam, Switzerland, Italy, Ukraine, Germany, Spain and India. Driven by an entrepreneurial spirit, Viterra operates three distinct business segments: Grain Handling and Marketing, Agri-Products and Processing. Viterra's expertise, close relationships with producers and superior logistical assets allow Viterra to consistently meet the needs of the most discerning end-use customers, helping to fulfill nutritional needs of people around the world. Viterra shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange and Viterra CHESS Depository Interests (CDIs) representing beneficial interests in Viterra shares trade on the Australian Securities Exchange.
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