Thursday, 9 June 2016

Administrator Mark Mentha said the decision will go a long way towards assisting the town’s steelworks and mining operations.  “It’s a great response to what has been an unbelievably strong display of unity by all stakeholders in the Arrium businesses that include government, business, local people, suppliers and employees” he said.

Mr Mentha said he looks forward to working with South Australia to gain a further $100 million for future investment.

He said that this investment will provide a much needed boost to the Whyalla community and citizens.  “This is the shot in the arm the community needs right now.”

Mr Mentha said investments of this size would make a big difference to the sale/recapitalisation process for the Arrium companies.  This process is expected to begin next month.

“This will make Arrium a much more attractive and sustainable proposition for potential investors,” Mr Mentha said.

For the past 9 weeks KordaMentha has been stabilising the Arrium businesses, maintaining normal operations and making significant cuts to costs.  The KordaMentha team is now preparing due diligence material for potential investors, including a data room, budgets, forecasts and other material.

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