July 05, 2017

The sale is subject to approval by the Arrium Committee of Creditors and the Foreign Investment Review Board, which is expected to decide soon. Completion of the sale is anticipated to occur in late August 2017.

Deed Administrator Mark Mentha said “subject to those approvals, this is a great result for Arrium Australia employees, and the city and people of Whyalla. It ensures their future and ends 15 months of uncertainty.”

The GFG Alliance, owned by the British Gupta family, submitted a modified offer for the Arrium Australia businesses on Tuesday night.

“Taking all factors into consideration, including the timeframes required to complete a sale, the Administrators and sale advisers Morgan Stanley, decided the GFG Alliance offer was superior to the conditional offer of the Korean Consortium with whom we were negotiating” Mr Mentha said.

Once the sale is finalised, the Deed Administrators will move to the next stages of the administration, including finalising returns to creditors, investigations into the affairs of the Arrium Group Companies, and reporting to creditors on the outcome of the administration.

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