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Platts to discontinue German Creek met coal relativities May 30, 2020

S&P Global Platts has decided to discontinue its German Creek brand assessment for both CFR China and FOB Australia in the Asia Pacific Metallurgical Coal market, effective May 30, 2020.

The decision reflects diminishing spot liquidity observed for the brand and follows a period of market consultation. Platts' original proposal was published on February 28, 2020 and can be found here: https://www.spglobal.com/platts/en/our-methodology/subscriber-notes/022820-platts-proposes-to-discontinue-german-creek-met-coal-relativities-june-1-2020.

The last day of assessment for German Creek will be May 29, 2020.

The change will affect prices published on Page 10 of Steel Markets Daily publication, page 8 of Coal Trader International, Platts Market Center, Platts Metals Alert pages MW1064 and MW1066 and in the Platts price database under the following codes:

Description
Daily symbol
Monthly symbol
Met Coal German Creek CFR China $/mt
MCBAC00
MCBAC03
Met Coal German Creek FOB Australia $/mt
HCGCA00
HCGCA03

Please submit any feedback, comments or questions about this proposal to cokingcoal@spglobal.com and pricegroup@spglobal.com.

For written comments, please provide a clear indication if comments are not intended for publication by S&P Global Platts for public viewing. S&P Global Platts will consider all comments received and will make comments not marked as confidential available upon request.