Rio’s offer for Alcan strongly reinforces our view of the underlying value in the aluminum industry and its bright prospects for the future,” said Alcoa Chairman and CEO Alain Belda. “However, at this price level, we have more attractive options for delivering additional value to shareholders.We will continue to deliver strong results, make targeted growth investments, trim under-performing businesses, and further enhance returns to shareholders by resuming our share repurchase program. That is a better path forward for our shareholders, our employees, and our communities.”
Alcoa Inc. announced that it has withdrawn its offer for Alcan Inc. (TSX: AL; NYSE: AL.) in light of Rio Tinto’s announced agreement to purchase Alcan.
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