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Following is information regarding Farallon Capital’s top holdings in the Basic Materials sector for the quarter ended September 30th, 2011.

  • Nalco Holding Co. (NYSE:NLC): On 6/30/11 Farallon Capital reported holding 0,000 shares with a market value of $0. This comprised 0.00% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Farallon Capital held 4,724,000 shares with a market value of $165,245,518. This comprised 4.37% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 4,724,000. About the company: Nalco Holding Co. provides integrated water treatment and process improvement services, chemicals and equipment programs for industrial and institutional applications. The Company’s products and services are used in water treatment applications to prevent corrosion, contamination and the buildup of harmful deposits, or in production processes to enhance process efficiency.
  • Owens-Illinois, Inc. (NYSE:OI): On 6/30/11 Farallon Capital reported holding 0,000 shares with a market value of $0. This comprised 0.00% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Farallon Capital held 10,163,949 shares with a market value of $153,678,908. This comprised 4.06% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 10,163,949. About the company: Owens-Illinois, Inc. manufactures glass packaging products. The Company produces glass containers for malt beverages, including beer and ready-to-drink low-alcohol refreshers, liquor, wine, food, tea, juice and pharmaceuticals. Owens-Illinois sells its products to customers around the world.
  • Temple-Inland, Inc. (NYSE:TIN): On 6/30/11 Farallon Capital reported holding 0,000 shares with a market value of $0. This comprised 0.00% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Farallon Capital held 1,430,000 shares with a market value of $44,859,101. This comprised 1.19% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 1,430,000. About the company: Temple-Inland Inc. manufactures paper, corrugated packaging, and building products. Temple-Inland’s products include linerboard, lumber, particleboard, and fiberboard.
  • Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan, Inc. (NYSE:POT): On 6/30/11 Farallon Capital reported holding 209,100 shares with a market value of $11,916,609. This comprised 0.39% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Farallon Capital held 209,100 shares with a market value of $9,037,302. This comprised 0.24% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 0,000. About the company: Temple-Inland Inc. manufactures paper, corrugated packaging, and building products. Temple-Inland’s products include linerboard, lumber, particleboard, and fiberboard.
  • Horsehead Holding Corp. (NASDAQ:ZINC): On 6/30/11 Farallon Capital reported holding 205,500 shares with a market value of $2,737,260. This comprised 0.09% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Farallon Capital held 205,500 shares with a market value of $1,524,810. This comprised 0.04% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 0,000. About the company: Horsehead Holding Corporation produces specialty zinc and zinc-based products. The Company also owns and operates a 110 megawatt coal-fired power plant. Horsehead’s products are used in a wide variety of applications, including the galvanizing of fabricated steel products and as components in rubber tires, alkaline batteries, paint, chemicals and pharmaceuticals.

(Note: Data regarding Farallon Capital’s stock holdings are sourced from whalewisdom.com. All data are assumed to be accurate.)

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