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): May 31, 2016
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Item 8.01 Other Events.
Freeport-McMoRan Inc. issued a press release dated May 31, 2016, announcing that it has completed its previously announced sale of a 13 percent interest in its Morenci unincorporated joint venture to Sumitomo Metal Mining Co. Ltd. for $1.0 billion in cash. A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated in this Item 8.01 by reference.
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.
By: /s/ Kathleen L. Quirk
Kathleen L. Quirk
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
& Treasurer (authorized signatory and
Principal Financial Officer)
Date: May 31, 2016
Press release dated May 31, 2016, titled “Freeport-McMoRan Completes Sale of 13% Interest in Morenci Mine for $1.0 Billion in Cash.”