Tronox completes Cristal acquisition with pending divestiture of North American TiO2 business to INEOS Enterprises

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Tronox completes Cristal acquisition with pending divestiture of North American TiO2 business to INEOS Enterprises

April 11, 2019 - 17:42
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STAMFORD, CT, April 10, 2019 (PRNewswire) -Tronox Holdings plc (NYSE: TROX) (“Tronox” or the “Company”), a global mining and inorganic chemicals company, today announced it has completed its acquisition of the titanium dioxide (“TiO2“) business of The National Titanium Dioxide Company Limited (“Cristal”). The FTC issued an Order and Decision today, allowing the transaction to proceed with the divestiture of Cristal’s North American TiO2business to INEOS Enterprises, a division of INEOS (“INEOS“). The divestiture transaction is scheduled to close on May 1, 2019. The previously announced divestiture of the 8120 paper laminate grade to Venator Materials PLC (NYSE: VNTR), which was approved by the European Commission in August 2018, is expected to close imminently.  

“I am pleased this transformative acquisition has finally been completed and I greatly admire the resiliency both organizations have shown throughout this process. I also appreciate the professionalism and collaborative mindset applied by the FTC Bureau of Competition and the staff of the FTC in working with Tronox, Cristal and INEOS to reach this resolution,” said Jeffry N. Quinn, chairman and chief executive officer of Tronox. “We look forward to getting to the business of creating value for our shareholders, serving the needs of our global customers and creating opportunities for our employees.”

Webcast Conference Call
Tronox will conduct a webcast conference call on Thursday, April 11, 2019, at 8:30 a.m. EDT (New York) to discuss the transaction. The live call is open to the public via internet broadcast and telephone.

Internet Broadcast: tronox.com
Dial-in Telephone Numbers:
U.S. and Canada: +1.877.831.3840
International: +1.224.633.1393
Conference ID: 4292033

Conference Call Presentation Slideswill be used during the conference and made available on tronox.com

Conference Call Replay: Available via the internet and telephone beginning on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. EDT (New York) until Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 8:30 a.m. EDT (New York)
Internet Replay: tronox.com
Replay Dial-in Telephone Numbers:
U.S. and Canada: +1.855.859.2056
International: +1.404.537.3406
Conference ID: 4292033

About Tronox
Tronox Holdings plc is a vertically integrated mining and inorganic chemical business. The company mines and processes titanium ore, zircon and other minerals, and manufactures titanium dioxide pigments that add brightness and durability to paints, plastics, paper and other everyday products. For more information, visit tronox.com.

About Cristal
Cristal (also known as The National Titanium Dioxide Company Limited) operates eight manufacturing plants in seven countries on five continents and employs approximately 4,100 people worldwide.  Cristal is owned 79 percent by Tasnee (a listed Saudi joint-stock company) and 20 percent by Gulf Investment Corporation (GIC), a company equally owned by the six states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), headquartered in Kuwait.  One percent of the company is owned by Dr. Talal A. Al-Shair, who also serves as vice chairman, Tasnee and chairman of Cristal.

About INEOS
INEOS Enterprises is comprised of a portfolio of businesses manufacturing and distributing chemical products from its facilities and offices in Europe, USA, Canada, and Asia with global sales of more than €1bn. INEOS Enterprises is focused on meeting the developing needs of its customers and rapid growth both through acquisition and through investment in new manufacturing facilities/products.