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Cliffs To Pay $4.9B For Iron Ore Miner

Cliffs Natural Resources will purchase Canada’s Consolidated Thompson Iron Mines for about $4.95 billion.

Cliffs Natural Resources will purchase Canada’s Consolidated Thompson Iron Mines for about $4.95 billion, The Wall Street Journal reports. Cliffs tendered an all-cash bid of $17.45 a share for Thompson.

The transaction is expected to be completed by the second quarter of 2011. The deal is expected to generate about $75 million in synergies and will add to Cliffs per-share earnings and cash flow beginning this year.

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