Washington H. Soul Pattinson and Company Limited (WHSP) is an Australia-based company. WHSP is engaged in the ownership of shares, copper mining and refining, coal mining and consulting. It operates in four segments: investing activities, which is engaged in investments, including cash, term deposits, and equity investments; coal mining, which is engaged in the coal mining activities, which includes exploration, development, production, processing, associated transport infrastructure and ancillary activities; copper processing, which is engaged in the copper mining activities, including the mining and processing of copper ore into copper concentrate and crystal, and consulting, which is involved in the provision of consulting services. Coal mining operations are managed as a single integrated coal chain, including transportation and infrastructure. In November 2012, it achieved a 90% interest in Exco Resources Limited. In December 2012, the Company acquired Exco Resources Limited.