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Intereuropa leads Slovenian blue-chip gainers

Intereuropa leads Slovenian blue-chip gainers Author: Ljubljana Stock Exchange Rights: All rights reserved

LJUBLJANA (Slovenia), May 13 (SeeNews) – Shares of Intereuropa [LJE:IEKG] rose the most among the blue-chip companies on the Ljubljana Stock Exchange on Monday, after the logistics group announced a consortium of banks has agreed to sell a majority stake in the group to Posta Slovenije, bourse data shows.

Intereuropa's share price added 4.00% to a closing value of 2.6 euro.

On Friday, Intereuropa said a group of banks has signed an agreement with Posta Slovenije for the sale of 72.13% of all shares of the logistics group to the state-owned postal services operator. The sellers - SID Banka, Nova Ljubljanska Banka, Gorenjska Banka, Nova KBM, SKB Banka, and Banka Intesa Sanpaolo, have also informed Intereuropa that the shares will be transferred to the buyer following the fulfilment of certain suspensive conditions. According to Slovenian media reports, Posta Slovenije will acquire 72% of the share capital of Intereuropa for 105 million euro ($118.4 million).

The share price of port operator Luka Koper [LJE:LKPG] fell the most among the Slovenian blue chips. Luka Koper's shares closed 2.55% lower at 26.8 euro.

The SBITOP index, which tracks the most liquid and capitalised stocks on the LJSE, closed 0.48% lower at 864.52 points on Monday.

Total trading turnover on the Ljubljana bourse fell to 727,950 euro ($817,540) from 1.18 million euro on Friday.

Nova Ljubljanska Banka [LJE: NLB] contributed the largest portion – 399,340 euro, to Monday's total trading turnover on the LJSE.

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