(PR Newswire, March 2) – FMC Corporation announced today that the sale of its Alkali Chemicals business to Tronox Limited has been approved under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvement Act. FMC Corporation (NYSE: FMC) announced today that the sale of its Alkali Chemicals business to Tronox Limited (NYSE: TROX (TXLM)) has been approved under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvement Act. FMC and Tronox (TRX.B) expect to close the sale on April 1, 2015. The transaction is valued at $1.64 billion.
The Alkali Chemicals business is the largest global producer of natural soda ash with its mining and processing facilities located in Green River, Wyo. Alkali Chemicals’ products are used in glass manufacturing, water treatment, pulp and paper, textiles, food, and pharmaceuticals and cosmetics.
FMC Corporation (FMC) is a diversified chemical company serving agricultural, industrial and consumer markets globally for more than a century with innovative solutions, applications and quality products. In 2014, FMC had annual sales of approximately $4.0 billion. The company employs approximately 5,000 people throughout the world, and operates its businesses in three segments: FMC Agricultural Solutions, FMC Health and Nutrition, and FMC Lithium. For more information, visit www.FMC.com.
Tronox is a global leader in the production and marketing of mineral sands, titanium dioxide pigment and electrolytic products. Through the integration of its pigment and mineral sands businesses, the company provides its customers a dependable supply of brightening solutions for a variety of end uses. For more information, visit http://www.tronox.com.
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