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Saudi Savola completes Geant purchase deal

Riyadh, October 13, 2009

Saudi Savola Group said its 80-per cent owned retail arm has completed the purchase of some assets held by supermarket chain Geant Saudi Arabia for cash and stock.

The retail arm, Al-Azizia Panda, bought the unspecified assets from Fawaz Al-Hokair Group for 248.6 million riyals ($66.3 million) in cash in addition to a 7 percent stake in Al-Azizia Panda, it said in a statement.

Private al-Muhaidib Group holds a 20 percent stake in Al-Azizia Panda.

In July, Savola signed an agreement with Alhokair to buy 11 Geant supermarket outlets in the kingdom, in its second retail acquisition since 2008.-Reuters




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