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Bumi reaches agreement on terms of split from Bakrie family

Published on Feb 13, 2013 1:42 AM

LONDON (REUTERS) - Bumi has agreed to a deal that will allow Indonesia's Bakrie Group to unwind its interest in the London-listed coal miner in exchange for Bumi's stake in Asia's biggest thermal coal exporter, Bumi Resources.

Under the deal, the Bakrie Group will cancel its indirect 23.8 per cent stake in Bumi in exchange for the 10.3 per cent owned by Bumi in Bumi Resources.

Bumi will also sell the remaining 18.9 per cent stake it holds in Bumi Resources to the Bakrie Group for US$278 million (S$343 million).

The Bakries joined financier Nat Rothschild in 2010 to bring its Indonesian coal assets to the London market by merging them with Vallar, Mr Rothschild's listed investment vehicle, and renaming it Bumi.

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