Source: BHP Billiton Canada Inc.

BHP Billiton Canada Inc. completed its acquisition of Athabasca Potash Inc. (API) for C$8.35 cash per common share.

This acquisition provides BHP Billiton with 100 percent control of the Burr project and various additional potash exploration properties in Saskatchewan, Canada. BHP Billiton now has access to a total of more than 14,000 km2 of prospective exploration ground in the world-class Saskatchewan potash basin.

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