Mineralogy Canada, a subsidiary of privately-held Mineralogy, has now acquired 73.2% of Waratah’s issued stocks under its offer of $C1.60 per share, taking its ownership to 90.7%.
Mineralogy’s takeover bid has been extended to January 5, 2009.
On Monday Waratah directors Shaun Maskerine, Nicholas Mather, Howard Stack and Andrew Wilson resigned from the board to make way for the incoming directors Clive Mensink, Geoffrey Stephen Smith, Domenic Martino and Palmer.
Derek Payne will replace Maskerine as corporate secretary.
Waratah Coal is looking to develop a new 25 million tonne per annum coal mine, 500km of rail and a new port, worth $A5.3 billion, in the Galilee Basin in Queensland.
The company, which is listed on both the Australian Securities Exchange and the Toronto Stock Exchange, anticipates the project will be one of the largest thermal coal projects in Australia.