NEW YORK, Sept 14 Fertilizer company Potash
Corp (POT.TO) (POT.N) is not considering a large stake sale to
a third party or long-term production sharing agreements as
serious options to block a sale to BHP Billiton
(BHP.AX)(BLT.L), investors who met with the company said on
Potash Corp Chief Financial Officer Wayne Brownlee was in
New York meeting with investors on Monday and Tuesday ahead of
a presentation at a conference on Wednesday morning, the
The investors spoke on the condition of anonymity. They
said Brownlee also echoed previous company statements on the
strong fundamentals and prospects of the business.
Investors said he reiterated earlier Potash Corp statements
that the company has been in talks with third parties about
alternative transactions to the BHP bid.
Last month, BHP launched a $39 billion hostile bid for
Potash Corp as the Anglo-Australian miner looks to become the
world's largest fertilizer company.
Potash Corp declined to comment.
(Reporting by Michael Erman, additional reporting Euan Rocha.
Editing by Robert MacMillan)