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What’s the Deal with Neal?


Neal Froneman is the visionary and disciplined CEO of Sibanye-Stillwater (SBGL).

Neal purchased Stillwater Mining, primarily a palladium mine based in Montana, in late 2016, when palladium was in the $600s. Today, palladium is north of $1500.

Recently, SBGL acquired Lonmin, at a price less than 10% of where it had traded, making Sibanye-Stillwater the largest platinum miner in the world. Neal is a deal maker, very cognizant of risk and reward. His confidence in taking on Lonmin, (which admittedly was a great deal for its vertically integrated assets, in addition to its platinum portfolio), is a word to the wise that Neal Froneman thinks now is a great time to put on platinum, with October platinum futures today, at $818.

I am very happy to hitch my investment trailer to SBGL and Platinum and Neal’s Peterbilt truck, (the best long haul truck cabs in the world), and his prescient record.


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