Kipco to sell key Burgan stake to UGB
Kuwait, July 12, 2010
Kuwait Projects Co (Kipco) plans to sell a 13 per cent stake in its commercial banking arm Burgan Bank to its 96-per cent owned unit United Gulf Bank, the firm said on Monday.
Kipco said it will not book any profits or losses from the transaction.
Kipco owns a 55.5 per cent stake in Burgan Bank according to bourse data.
Last week, Bahrain-based UGB, Kipco's investment banking unit said it got the Kuwaiti central bank approval to acquire a 20 per cent stake in Burgan. – Reuters