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Washington, D.C. 20549





Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) 
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): May 31, 2023



(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


Cayman Islands   001-40685   98-1589041
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
File Number)
  (IRS Employer
Identification No.)


Century House, Ground Floor

Cricket Square, P.O. Box 2238

Grand Cayman KY1-1107, Cayman Islands

(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)

 Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (817) 698-9901


Not Applicable 

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)


Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2 below):


x Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)
¨ Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)
¨ Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))
¨ Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))


Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of each class  




Name of each exchange

on which registered

Units, each consisting of one Class A ordinary share, $0.0001 par value, and one-third of one redeemable warrant   MTAL.U   New York Stock Exchange LLC
Class A ordinary shares included as part of the units   MTAL   New York Stock Exchange LLC
Redeemable warrants included as part of the units, each whole warrant exercisable for one Class A ordinary share at an exercise price of $11.50   MTAL WS   New York Stock Exchange LLC


Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).


Emerging growth company x


If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ¨






Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.


As previously disclosed by Metals Acquisition Corp (“MAC”) in certain Current Reports on Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), MAC, Metals Acquisition Corp (Australia) Pty Ltd, an Australian private company and wholly-owned subsidiary of MAC (“MAC-Sub”), Metals Acquisition Limited, a private limited company newly incorporated under the laws of Jersey, Channel Islands (“MAC Limited”), and Glencore Operations Australia Pty Limited (“Glencore”) entered into a Share Sale Agreement (as amended by the Deed of Consent and Covenant, dated as of November 22, 2022, as supplemented by the CMPL Share Sale Agreement Side Letter, dated as of April 21, 2023, and as may be further amended, supplemented, or otherwise modified from time to time, the “Share Sale Agreement”). Pursuant to the terms of the Share Sale Agreement, among other things, MAC-Sub will acquire from Glencore 100% of the issued share capital of Cobar Management Pty. Limited (“CMPL”), which owns and operates the Cornish, Scottish and Australian mine in Cobar, New South Wales, Australia (the “CSA Mine”), and consummate the transactions contemplated thereby (collectively, the “Business Combination”).


On May 31, 2023, MAC, MAC-Sub, MAC Limited and Glencore entered into a side letter to the Share Sale Agreement (the “Side Letter”). Pursuant to the Side Letter, it was agreed to extend the Sunset Date (as that term is defined in the Share Sale Agreement) from June 1, 2023 (as it is currently, refer to MAC’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on April 21, 2023) to June 14, 2023.


The amendment to the Sunset Date extends the time period provided for the parties to satisfy conditions precedent to the Share Sale Agreement, which notably include shareholder approval of the Business Combination, to be voted on by MAC shareholders at the Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders of MAC to be held on June 5, 2023.


The foregoing description of the Side Letter and the transactions contemplated thereby is not complete and is subject to, and qualified in its entirety by reference to, the actual agreement, a copy of which is filed with this Current Report on Form 8-K as Exhibit 2.1, and the terms of which are incorporated herein by reference.




For additional information on the proposed Business Combination, see the relevant materials that MAC has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), including a registration statement on Form F-4, which includes the Proxy Statement/Prospectus of MAC. MAC's shareholders and other interested persons are advised to read the definitive proxy statement/prospectus filed with the SEC in connection with the proposed Business Combination, as these materials contain important information about the CSA Mine, MAC, New MAC and the proposed Business Combination. MAC has mailed the definitive proxy statement/prospectus and other relevant materials to shareholders of MAC as of May 5, 2023, the record date for voting on, among other things, the proposed Business Combination. Shareholders are also able to obtain copies of the definitive proxy statement/prospectus, and other documents filed with the SEC, without charge at the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. The information contained on, or that may be accessed through, the websites referenced in this communication is not incorporated by reference into, and is not a part of, this communication.







This Current Report on Form 8-K includes “forward-looking statements.” MAC’s actual results may differ from expectations, estimates, and projections and, consequently, you should not rely on these forward-looking statements as predictions of future events. Words such as “expect,” “estimate,” “project,” “budget,” “forecast,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “plan,” “may,” “will,” “could,” “should,” “believes,” “predicts,” “potential,” “continue,” and similar expressions (or the negative versions of such words or expressions) are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements include, without limitation, MAC’s expectations with respect to future performance of the CSA Mine and anticipated financial impacts and other effects of the proposed Business Combination, the satisfaction of the closing conditions to the proposed transaction and the timing of the completion of the proposed transaction. These forward-looking statements involve significant risks and uncertainties that could cause the actual results to differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements. Most of these factors are outside MAC’s control and are difficult to predict. Factors that may cause such differences include, but are not limited to: the occurrence of any event, change, or other circumstances that could give rise to the termination of the Share Sale Agreement; the outcome of any legal proceedings that may be instituted against MAC following the announcement of the Share Sale Agreement dated as of March 17, 2022 (as amended by the Deed of Consent and Covenant dated as of November 22, 2022, as supplemented by the CMPL Share Sale Agreement Side Letter, dated as of April 21, 2023 and as further supplemented by the CMPL Share Sale Agreement Side Letter, dated May 31, 2023 (the “Share Sale Agreement”); the inability to complete the proposed transaction, including due to failure to obtain financing, approval of the shareholders of MAC, certain regulatory approvals, or satisfy other conditions to closing in the Share Sale Agreement; the occurrence of any event, change, or other circumstance that could give rise to the termination of the Share Sale Agreement, or could otherwise cause the transaction to fail to close MAC’s inability to secure the expecting financing for the consideration under the Share Sale Agreement; the inability to obtain or maintain the listing of MAC’s shares following the proposed transaction; the risk that the proposed transaction disrupts current plans and operations as a result of the announcement and consummation of the proposed Business Combination; the ability to recognize the anticipated benefits of the proposed Business Combination, which may be affected by, among other things; the supply and demand for copper; the future price of copper; the timing and amount of estimated future production, costs of production, capital expenditures and requirements for additional capital; cash flow provided by operating activities; unanticipated reclamation expenses; claims and limitations on insurance coverage; the uncertainty in mineral resource estimates; the uncertainty in geological, metallurgical and geotechnical studies and opinions; infrastructure risks; and dependence on key management personnel and executive officers; and other risks and uncertainties indicated from time to time in the final prospectus of MAC for its initial public offering and the definitive proxy statement/prospectus relating to the proposed Business Combination that MAC filed with the SEC, including those under “Risk Factors” therein, and in MAC’s other filings with the SEC. MAC cautions that the foregoing list of factors is not exclusive. MAC cautions readers not to place undue reliance upon any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. MAC does not undertake or accept any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements to reflect any change in its expectations or any change in events, conditions, or circumstances on which any such statement is based.


More information on potential factors that could affect MAC’s or CSA Mine’s financial results is included from time to time in MAC’s public reports filed with the SEC, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, and Current Reports on Form 8-K as well as the definitive proxy statement/prospectus MAC filed with the SEC in connection with MAC’s solicitation of proxies for the meeting of stockholders to be held to approve, among other things, the proposed Business Combination. If any of these risks materialize or MAC’s assumptions prove incorrect, actual results could differ materially from the results implied by these forward-looking statements. There may be additional risks that MAC does not presently know, or that MAC currently believes are immaterial, that could also cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements. In addition, forward-looking statements reflect MAC’s expectations, plans or forecasts of future events and views as of the date of this communication. MAC anticipates that subsequent events and developments will cause its assessments to change. However, while MAC may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future, MAC specifically disclaims any obligation to do so, except as required by law. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing MAC’s assessment as of any date subsequent to the date of this communication. Accordingly, undue reliance should not be placed upon the forward-looking statements.







This Current Report on Form 8-K shall not constitute a solicitation of a proxy, consent or authorization with respect to any securities or in respect of the proposed Business Combination. This Current Report on Form 8-K shall also not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any states or jurisdictions in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. No offering of securities shall be made except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or an exemption therefrom.


Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.


(d) Exhibits:


Exhibit   Description
2.1   CMPL Share Sale Agreement – Side Letter re Extension of Sunset Date, dated as of May 31, 2023, by and among Glencore Operations Australia Pty Limited, Metals Acquisition Corp. (Australia) Pty Ltd, Metals Acquisition Corp and Metals Acquisition Limited.
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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


  Metals Acquisition Corp
Date: May 31, 2023 By: /s/ Michael James McMullen
    Name: Michael James McMullen
    Title: Chief Executive Officer