Key Developments: Yara International ASA (YAR.OL)

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Yara International ASA to acquire 60 percent stake in Galvani, Brazil
Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 02:01am EDT 

Yara International ASA (Yara):Announces that it has entered into an agreement to acquire a 60 percent stake in Galvani Industria, Comercio e Servi├žos S/A ("Galvani"), for an enterprise value of $318 million.Says the acquisition is in line with Yara's strategy for growth in Latin America, seeking to develop a production footprint in Brazil to complement its established position, following the recent acquisition of the Bunge fertilizer business in Brazil.  Full Article

Svein Richard Brandtzaeg to become Yara CEO
Monday, 21 Jul 2014 01:00am EDT 

Norsk Hydro ASA:Says Svein Richard Brandtzaeg, President and Chief Executive (CEO), is to leave Hydro.Says Brandtzaeg is to take over as President and CEO for Yara International ASA from Feb. 1, 2015, at the latest.Says the process to find a replacement for Brandtzaeg has started.  Full Article

Yara International ASA acquires Le Havre urea plant
Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 02:17am EDT 

Yara International ASA:Says following Borealis acquisition of GPN SA including 52.15 pct ownership in Le Havre urea plant, Yara has accepted offer from Borealis to acquire Borealis' ownership in Le Havre, situated on the north-west coast of France.Yara holds 47.85 pct in 320,000 metric tons p.a. urea production facility, and 100 pct in 400,000 metric ton p.a. ammonia production facility.Agreement with Borealis includes urea supply agreement during transition period.  Full Article

Strabag sells flue gas treatment business to Yara International
Sunday, 1 Jun 2014 08:00pm EDT 

Strabag SE:Says it parts with flue gas treatment business.Says assets in subsidiary Strabag Energy technology gmbh to be sold to Oslo-based international industrial group Yara International ASA.Says parties to the transaction have agreed not to disclose details of purchase price.  Full Article

Yara International ASA and BASF SE plan to jointly build ammonia plant in Freeport in Texas
Thursday, 8 May 2014 02:03am EDT 

Yara International ASA:Says BASF SE and Yara have made progress with their plan to jointly build ammonia plant on the United States Gulf Coast.Says proposed plant would be located at existing BASF site in Freeport, Texas and have annual capacity of 750,000 metric tons and be based on hydrogen-synthesis process.Further details of planned joint venture are under discussion between the parties.Project is subject to final approval from respective boards of directors of BASF and Yara.  Full Article

Yara International ASA announces details on FY 2013 dividend and elects Leif Teksum as new chairman
Tuesday, 6 May 2014 02:01am EDT 

Yara International ASA:Says its annual general meeting approved a dividend of 10.00 Norwegian crowns per share for fiscal year 2013.Dividend of 10.00 crowns per share will be paid on May 15 to shareholders as of May 5, and the Yara share will be traded ex dividend from May 6.American Depository Receipts (ADRs) will also be traded ex dividend from May 6 with a dividend payment date of May 22.Says after general meeting, the board elected Leif Teksum as its new chairperson.  Full Article

Yara International acquires majority stake in Green Tech Marine-DJ
Monday, 7 Apr 2014 02:06am EDT 

Yara International ASA:Is to expand its emissions control business by acquiring a majority 63 percent stake in Green Tech Marine (GTM)-DJ.The financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.  Full Article

Yara International proposes FY 2013 dividend of NOK 10 per share
Wednesday, 12 Feb 2014 02:01am EST 

Yara International ASA:Proposes to pay dividend of 10 Norwegian crowns per share for FY 2013, corresponding to distribution of 48 percent of the company's net income.Paid dividend of 13.00 Norwegian crowns per share for FY 2012.  Full Article

Yara International ASA orders three vessels
Tuesday, 28 Jan 2014 02:00am EST 

Yara International ASA:Says it has entered into shipbuilding contracts with Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD) for the construction and delivery of three 20,600 CBM semi-refrigerated LPG carriers with an expected cost per vessel of $51 million.Says the three vessels on order will take advantage of latest design and engine developments to optimize fuel consumption, and two of the vessels will have ice-class capability.Says scrubber or dual fuel engine options to meet SOX regulations effective Jan. 1, 2015 will be decided by the end of Mar.Says it is in discussions with potential partners for combined ship management and equity participation however Yara aims to retain majority ownership in the vessels.  Full Article

Yara International ASA says shut Libyan production
Wednesday, 22 Jan 2014 03:18am EST 

Yara International ASA:Announces production at Norwegian fertilizer maker Yara's Libyan plant was shut at the end of Jan. 15 and the timing of its restart is uncertain.Says the Lifeco plant, 50 percent owned by Yara, has been producing below capacity due to storage constraints and gas shortages as some gas fields have been affected by strikes.  Full Article

UPDATE 2-Norway's Yara buys Brazilian phosphate miner

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