The Indonesian Government, through Ministry of Energy & Minerals Resources (ESDM) has finally signed the sales and purchase agreement (SPA) for a complex US$3.85 billion share purchase deal involving Freeport McMoRan, Rio Tinto and state-owned miner PT Indonesia Asahan Aluminium (Inalum). This is a follow up of the head of agreement (HoA) signed by Government and Freeport-McMoRan Inc (FCX) on August 12, 2018. The ownership divestment of Grasberg is one of the steps Freeport must take as it transfers rights to the mine from its current operating contract to special mining rights.

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