Gunns (GNS)

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Australian Securities Exchange

Gunns Limited (GNS) is a fully integrated hardwood forest products company engaged in milling, timber processing and merchandising, building and hardware supplies merchandising and building contractors. GNS was listed on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) on the 10th of February 1983. Its average annual revenue reaches approximately $689 million out of its issued capital of $212 million. Its headquarters is located in Launceston, Australia and to date; around 1700 people are employed in the company.

Gunns Collapse

Tasmanian wood pulp company, Gunns Limited (ASX:GNS) has been put under voluntary administration.

  • Gunns directors have appointed Ian Carson, Daniel Bryant and Craig Crosbie of PPB as administrators for company.
  • The action was instigated by a syndicate of banks led by the ANZ, refusing to continue funding the company and are owed $560 million.
  • ANZ and the syndicate have appointed receivers: Mark Korda and Bryan Webster of KordaMentha

Gunns Writes Down Assets

Australian woodchipper, Gunns Limited (ASX:GNS) have released a statement to the stock exchange announcing that it will book an impairment of $700 to $800 million for some of its forestry related assets (including: Tasmanian land and plantation estate, its interests in managed investment schemes (MIS) and the development costs associated with the pulp mill project) for the 2011/2012 financial year to end of June.

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ANZ Says It Won’t Fund Gunns Mill

Another possible funding source has bowed out as ANZ Bank (ASX:ANZ) reconfirmed its decision not to give financing for the $2.5 billion pulp mill that Gunns (ASX:GNS) plans to build at Bell Bay.

"There has been no change in our position since May 2008," said an ANZ spokesman yesterday.

Gunns Focuses on Tamar, Workers Nervous

Gunns' (ASX:GNS) asset sale to raise capital for commissioning its Tamar Valley pulp mill has met with positive market reaction. Gunns shares rose 27 percent yesterday, to close at 42 cents. The timber company said it is on track for $40 to $50 million full-year underlying earnings.

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