* Lachlan Star gets offer for 67 pct shares
* Luiri denies recieving takeover offer
Dec 21 Luiri Gold Ltd LGL.V said at least one
major shareholder of the company was approached by Carlton
Resources Plc for a possible takeover of the Canadian explorer.
Carlton is looking to enter into lock-up agreements with
Luiri's biggest shareholder, Lachlan Star, for 66.67 percent of
Luiris shares for $0.20 Australian ($0.199) each, an 18 percent
premium to the stock's Tuesday close.
Luiri said it has not recieved a takeover proposal from
Carlton and its board is not positioned to make a formal
recommendation to shareholders.
Shares of the Toronto-based company, which have fallen 70
percent since touching a year-high in January, closed at 12.5
Australian cents on Thursday on the Australian Stock Exchange.
($1=1.006 Australian Dollar)
(Reporting by Amruta Sabnis in Bangalore; Editing by Joyjeet