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BRIEF-Norsk Hydro Alunorte Issues Force Majeure Notice Following 50 Pct Production Cut

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March 2 (Reuters) - Norsk Hydro Asa:

* ALUNORTE ISSUES FORCE MAJEURE NOTICE FOLLOWING 50% PRODUCTION CUT

* CONTINGENCY PLANS ARE BEING IMPLEMENTED, AND ALUNORTE IS DOING ITS UTMOST TO REDUCE POTENTIAL NEGATIVE EFFECT ON CUSTOMERS AND SUPPLIERS

* SAYS IS TAKING AND ASSESSING A RANGE OF POSSIBLE MITIGATING ACTIONS TO MINIMIZE NEGATIVE EFFECT FOR ITS CUSTOMERS

* ALUMINA DO NORTE DO BRASIL SA (ALUNORTE) ISSUED A FORCE MAJEURE NOTICE ON FRIDAY DUE TO PRODUCTION CUT AND CURRENT LACK OF CLARITY INTO WHAT MEASURES IT WOULD TAKE TO RETURN ALUNORTE TO NORMAL OPERATIONS Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: