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Falconbridge Ltd.

Falconbridge Ltd
Company nameFalconbridge Limited
Company typePublic
FateBought by Xstrata;
became Xstrata Nickel
HeadquartersToronto, Ontario, Canada
Key peopleDerek Pannell, CEO
Peter Kukielski, COO
Aaron Regent, President
Steve Douglas, EVP & CFO
ProductsCopper, nickel, zinc, aluminium
Employees20,000 (2005)

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Falconbridge Limited was a Toronto, Ontario-based natural resources company with operations in 18 countries, involved in the exploration, mining, processing, and marketing of metal and mineral products, including nickel, copper, cobalt, and platinum. It was listed on the TSX (under the symbol FAL.LV) and NYSE (FAL), and had revenue of $6.9 billion USD in 2005. In August 2006, it was absorbed by Swiss-based mining company Xstrata, which had formerly been a major shareholder.

Falconbridge was an important player in the economic and commercial development of the northern region of Ontario Canada, particularly the communities in and around Sudbury.

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