SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
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): June 20, 2014
FREEPORT-McMoRan COPPER & GOLD INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
333 North Central Avenue
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (602) 366-8100
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|Item 7.01||Regulation FD Disclosure.|
Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. issued a press release dated June 20, 2014, announcing that its oil and gas subsidiary, Freeport-McMoRan Oil & Gas, has completed its previously announced sale of its Eagle Ford Shale assets to a subsidiary of Encana Corporation for cash consideration of $3.1 billion, before closing adjustments from the effective date of April 1, 2014, through the closing date. A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.
|Item 9.01.||Financial Statements and Exhibits.|
The Exhibit included as part of this Current Report is listed in the attached Exhibit Index.
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.
|FREEPORT-McMoRan COPPER & GOLD INC.|
/s/ C. Donald Whitmire, Jr.
|C. Donald Whitmire, Jr.|
|Vice President and Controller -|
|(authorized signatory and|
|Principal Accounting Officer)|
Date: June 20, 2014
Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc.
|99.1||Press release dated June 20, 2014, titled Freeport-McMoRan Completes Sale of Eagle Ford Interests for $3.1 Billion.|