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Deal 1

In May 2008 BHP Billiton sold Optimum Colliery and 6.5Mtpa (metric tons per annum) of Richards Bay Coal Terminal entitlement to Optimum Coal Holdings, a group led by Eliphus Monkoe, a previous chief operating officer of BHP Billiton Energy Coal South Africa (BECSA).

It is unclear what figure the deal was struck at, but it was reported to be in the region of R1bn.

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