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Norilsk Nickel finished accepting applications for the buy-back; The FAS claims to the MMC has

At the press-service of the last week of MMC «Norilsk Nickel» has published an official release, in which the joint-stock company management announced the closing of applications for the sale of shares under the repurchase of securities metallurgical company procedures. According to figures announced in a press release, «Norilsk Nickel», the number of shares of MMC to the present owners have expressed their desire to sell, totaled 119,780,706 shares (including ADS). Recall that the «Norilsk Nickel» price offered to shareholders in 306 US dollars per share, while their market value in recent months, ranged from 255 USD. In parallel with the above message in the media reported that the Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia withdrew its suspicions about the illegality of the buy-back procedure, by Norilsk Nickel. Earlier it was reported that the FAS leadership warned of the possibility of recognition of MMC repurchase transactions void (due to the contradictions of the provisions of the strategic investment). However, the head of the Anti-Monopoly Service has recently issued a statement that the agency no longer considered the owners of Interros and Norilsk Nickel, «a group of shareholders» (this assumption is called into question the legitimacy of buy-back).
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