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Glencore Investor Update

12 December 2017

Today, Glencore is hosting an investor update call at 1:00pm (UK).  Presentation slides will be available from 12:00pm (UK).  Highlights include: 


Compelling commodity mix

  • Leading producer of “Tier 1” commodities: copper, cobalt, nickel, zinc & thermal coal
  • “Tier 1” commodity outlooks underpinned by persistent supply challenges and robust demand
  • Best placed large cap resources company for the Electric Vehicle revolution


Cash generative & unique business model

  • “Tier 1” Industrial Assets – sustainably low-cost & long-life
  • Marketing is highly cash generative across the cycle
  • 2017 Marketing EBIT guidance of c.$2.8bn
  • 2018 illustrative EBITDA of c.$16.2bn at spot/forward prices


Able and willing to grow our business

  • We define growth as growth in cash flows
  • Reactivating idled capacity when appropriate
  • Capital efficient brownfield options
  • Bolt-on acquisitions focused on existing commodities/geographies
  • Strong track record of investment


Conservative financial policy

  • Optimal Net debt range of $10-16bn, Net debt /EBITDA < 2.0x through the cycle
  • 2018 Distribution policy, in respect of 2017 cash flows, comprises fixed $1bn base distribution from Marketing plus a minimum payout of 25% of Industrial FCF
  • Prudent reinvestment and recycling of capital


Ivan Glasenberg, CEO, commented:

“Glencore provides diversified exposure to the most attractive commodities, produced by our long-life/low cost assets.  We will continue to focus on creating value through capital efficient growth within a conservative balance sheet structure.  Partnerships to grow the business will remain a key element of our approach. We look to the future, confident in our ability to continue to create superior returns for our shareholders.”

Details of the call and presentation material are detailed on our website:

Please dial in 15 minutes prior to the start time using the number / conference ID below:

Confirmation Code: 7107181

London, United Kingdom: +44(0)20 3427 1914
National free phone - United Kingdom: 0800 279 5736
Johannesburg, South Africa: +2711 019 7076
National free phone - South Africa: 0800 991 539
Hong Kong, Hong Kong: +8523071 3093
National free phone - Hong Kong: 800 905 743
New York, USA: +1646 254 3360
National free phone - USA: 1877 280 2342
Sydney, Australia: +61(0)2 9253 5963
National free phone - Australia: 1800 027 830
Zurich, Switzerland: +41(0)44 580 7216
National free phone - Switzerland: 0800 345 603

A replay of the call will be available on 12 December until 11 January 2018.

Replay Passcode: 7107181

London, United Kingdom: +44 (0) 207 660 0134
Johannesburg, South Africa: +27 11 062 3065
Hong Kong, Hong Kong: +852 3008 0334
Zurich, Switzerland: +41 (0) 43 547 8002
New York, USA: +1 719-457-0820
Toronto, Canada: +1 647 436 0148
Sydney, Australia: +61 (0) 2 9101 1954


For further information please contact:


Martin Fewings  
t: +41 41 709 2880
m: +41 79 737 5642

Ash Lazenby 
t: +41 41 709 27 14
m: +41 79 543 38 04


Charles Watenphul  
t: +41 41 709 2462
m: +41 79 904 3320


Glencore LEI: 2138002658CPO9NBH955


Notes for Editors

Glencore is one of the world’s largest global diversified natural resource companies and a major producer and marketer of more than 90 commodities. The Group's operations comprise around 150 mining and metallurgical sites, oil production assets and agricultural facilities.

With a strong footprint in both established and emerging regions for natural resources, Glencore's industrial and marketing activities are supported by a global network of more than 90 offices located in over 50 countries.

Glencore's customers are industrial consumers, such as those in the automotive, steel, power generation, oil and food processing sectors. We also provide financing, logistics and other services to producers and consumers of commodities. Glencore's companies employ around 155,000 people, including contractors.

Glencore is proud to be a member of the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights and the International Council on Mining and Metals. We are an active participant in the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative.


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