November 26, 2018 / 3:52 AM / 7 months ago

Rio Tinto to sell its stake in Rössing Uranium for up to $106.5 mln

Nov 26 (Reuters) - Global miner Rio Tinto Ltd said on Monday it will sell its entire stake in Rössing Uranium Ltd to China National Uranium Corp Ltd for up to $106.5 million.

The sale of the 68.62 per cent stake in Rössing Uranium Ltd, which owns the Rössing mine in Namibia, ends a period of extensive strategic assessment, the miner said in a statement.

“The sale of our interest in Rössing once again demonstrates our commitment to strengthening our portfolio and focussing on our core assets,” Rio Tinto Chief Executive Jean-Sébastien Jacques said.

The deal is subject to certain conditions, including approval by the Namibian Competition Commission. (Reporting by Aditya Soni in Bengaluru)

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