Alcoa Withdraws Offer for Alcan

Alcoa Inc. announced that it has withdrawn its offer for Alcan Inc. (TSX: AL; NYSE: AL.)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.

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.”

600450 Alcoa Withdraws Offer for Alcan
Date: 16 July 2007
Source: Alcoa

See more news about:

Others also read

Extremely fine glass powder from SCHOTT provides greater stability and density to high-quality composite dental fillings.
Delphi Glass, the premier source for all glass craft needs, offers a more convenient way to fuse glass and create custom jewelry -- the microwave kiln.
Inside Sales is  pleased to welcome Shannon Forthuber as the  newest team member at Morse Industries, a provider  of top-of-the-line aluminum, stainless steel, plastic  and custom parts and extrusions for the marine,  architectural, and fixture industries as well as other  industrial manufacturers.
The company will be eligible for a loan forgiveness credit of $500,000 provided that it creates and retains 90 jobs by the third anniversary year of the assistance agreement.
The Kootenai County solid waste director in northern Idaho says the county will no longer accept recycled glass when the new year starts.
HyRadix® Inc., a leading provider of on-site hydrogen generation systems and supply solutions, has entered into an agreement with Praxair India, a subsidiary of US based Fortune 300 company, Praxair, Inc., for the supply of the HyRadix Aptus® on-site hydrogen generator for industrial hydrogen applications within India.

Add new comment