BHP increases its offer for Noront Resources

Toronto, Ontario / Melbourne, Victoria – BHP Lonsdale, a wholly owned subsidiary of BHP, and Noront Resources announced today that BHP has agreed to increase its all-cash offer for Noront shares to C$0.75 per share.

The BHP recognizes that delivering Noront’s portfolio of projects in the Ring of Fire is expected to take many years, require significant capital investment, development of remote infrastructure, and management of numerous stakeholders.

Noront Resources Ltd. is focused on the development of its high-grade Eagle’s Nest nickel, copper, platinum and palladium deposit and the world class chromite deposits including Blackbird, Black Thor, and Big Daddy, all of which are located in the James Bay Lowlands of Ontario in an emerging metals camp known as the Ring of Fire.

BHP is a world-leading global resources company. We extract and process minerals, oil and gas, with 80,000 employees and contractors, primarily in Australia and the Americas. Its products are sold worldwide, with sales and marketing led through Singapore and Houston, United States. Our global headquarters are in Melbourne, Australia. Its Potash head office is in Saskatoon and its head office for metals exploration is in Toronto.

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