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BHP Billiton updates on settlement agreements regarding Samarco dam failure


Monday, 30 Oct 2017 

Oct 31 (Reuters) - BHP Billiton Ltd :‍Entered into a preliminary agreement with federal prosecutors' office in Brazil in relation to Samarco dam failure​.‍Preliminary agreement suspends a BRL 1.2 billion injunction order under BRL 20 billion public civil claim​.‍12th court approved extension of date for negotiation of settlement arrangements.On 30 Oct court approved extension of date for negotiation of settlement arrangements and amendment to preliminary agreement​.‍Extension allows for continuation of interim security arrangements provided to court on 24 Jan 2017​.