Sirius Minerals plc - An open letter from Russell Scrimshaw
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
An open letter from
Today marks the last day for
There are so many people to thank, but I will start with the landowners and the wider local community in and around all our development sites for the
They have trusted us to develop the project in the right way, given its sensitive location, and I believe we have repaid that faith throughout our planning, development and construction work. In 2013 our CEO
To our customers and research partners around the world I offer my very sincere gratitude. There are (and continue to be) plenty of people that seek to talk our POLY4 product and project down. But our customers know and understand its value and role in the future of agriculture and without them we could not have progressed this far. I look forward to the day that they first start receiving product and they in turn continue to help support farmers with better and more efficient fertiliser practices that the world continues to need.
Without our shareholders and our investors, we obviously would not have been able to make any progress at all. I know there has been much disappointment regarding the value to shareholders that the takeover has delivered. However, given the circumstances it was the only viable route forward. I am sorry we could not deliver what we hoped to, but we scoured the globe for a funding solution (without success) after our stage two financings ran into difficulties. This will of course forever be a major regret to everyone involved as it has meant that we at
I want to pay particular thanks to
Finally, I want to thank the amazing team at
Everyone involved with the project must now focus on the job at hand, progressing work under the stewardship of Anglo American. I take great comfort knowing that the project will be taken over by a responsible business and team at Anglo American, such is the importance of the project's delivery to the local area, the country and indeed the industry as a whole.
Thank you for your support.
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