Rosneft sees TNK-BP deals done 3 months before deadline-source

LONDON Fri Feb 22, 2013 6:18am EST

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LONDON Feb 22 (Reuters) - Rosneft plans to take control of rival Russian oil company TNK-BP by April 1, completing one of the sector's biggest takeovers three months early, an industry source with knowledge of the deal said.

Rosneft is buying the business for $55 billion from its 50-50 owners, private Russian consortium AAR and British oil company BP, in two separate deals.

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