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      Auction proceeds go to Mamtek investors


      COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- A bank says that most investors in a failed central Missouri factory project will soon begin receiving small payments.


      Bondholder trustee UMB Bank says in a notice filed this week with federal regulators that checks will go out this week for about 6 cents on every $1 to most people who owned bonds in the failed Mamtek U.S. sucralose factory in Moberly.


      The $2.1 million being distributed represents proceeds of an equipment auction held Oct. 24 and a portion of the remaining reserves.


      The Columbia Daily Tribune reports construction stalled on the plant after a bond payment was missed in August 2011.


      The bank is retaining $1 million to pay future bankruptcy court expenses.


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      Information from: Columbia Daily Tribune, http://www.columbiatribune.com

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