Potash:BHP was unethical

first_img Share Tuesday 31 August 2010 9:31 pm POTASH said yesterday its suitor BHP Billiton has been “inappropriate and highly unethical” by cold-calling many of its customers while embroiled in a hostile takeover deal. BHP, the Anglo-Australian mining giant, earlier this month launched a $38.6bn (£24.1bn) hostile takeover bid for Potash Corp, the world’s largest fertiliser company.Potash said in a letter to its customers it recently learned that Chris Ryder, the head of potash marketing for BHP, had called many of them.“Since the purpose of BHP Billiton’s call clearly was not to solicit your potash order from BHP Billiton’s Jansen project…we consider this contact to be inappropriate,” said Stephen Dowdle, Potash Corp’s head of sales, in the letter dated 30 August.“We can only assume that BHP Billiton’s purpose is to sow seeds of doubt and confusion about the future of Potash,” he added. Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼ whatsapp whatsapp KCS-content Potash:BHP was unethical More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comlast_img read more