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December 5, 2012
08:46 EDTFCX, MMRFreeport McMoRan acquires McMoRan Exploration for $3.4B in cash
Freeport McMoRan (FCX) said it has agreed to acquire McMoRan Exploration (MMR) for per-share consideration consisting of $14.75 in cash and 1.15 units of a royalty trust, which will hold a 5% overriding royalty interest in future production from MMR’s existing ultra-deep exploration properties. The cash consideration of $14.75 per share represents a premium of 74% to the MMR closing price on December 4. The cash portion of the transaction totals $2.1B, excluding payment for MMR interests currently held by FCX and PXP. The cash premium, excluding interests held by FCX and PXP, totals approximately $900M. The transaction is subject to the approval of the shareholders of MMR, including the approval of an amendment to MMR’s certificate of incorporation, receipt of regulatory approvals and customary closing conditions.
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May 14, 2015
16:00 EDTFCXOptions Update; May 14, 2015
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13:28 EDTFCXIncreasing equity options volume
Increasing equity options volume: FCX UPS KSS CHK CSCO AVP YOKU CALM KORS
10:14 EDTFCXFreeport McMoRan call activity attributed to takeover speculation
Freeport McMoRan May 23 and 23.5 calls are active on total call volume of 14K contracts (1K puts) on takeover speculation. May call option implied volatility is at 34, June is at 40, October is at 38; compared to its 26-week average of 40. Active option volume suggests traders taking positions for wide price movement.
10:05 EDTFCXRumor: Freeport McMoRan strength attributed to takeover speculation
The 3% move higher in shares of Freeport McMoRan is being attributed to speculation of a takeover.

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