SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Canadian fertilizer giant Nutrien (NTR.TO) will auction its 23.77 percent share in Chile´s SQM (SQMa.SN) on Dec. 3, the Chilean stock exchange said on Wednesday, a final step toward completing the sale of a coveted stake in the world´s No. 2 lithium producer to China´s Tianqi (002466.SZ).
In a statement, the local stock exchange said the minimum bid would be set at $65 per share, for a total package price of $4.066 billion.
China’s Tianqi said in May it would buy nearly a quarter of SQM from Nutrien.
Reporting by Dave Sherwood; Editing by Bill Trott