Peugeot board approves 3.5 billion euro capital hike proposal: source
LONDON (Reuters) - The board of French carmaker PSA Peugeot Citroen (PEUP.PA) has approved in principle a 3.5 billion euro capital increase involving China's Dongfeng Motor Group (0489.HK) and the French state, a source familiar with the situation said on Wednesday.
The proposed deal, which has not yet been finalized, involves a rights issue and a reserved capital increase which would be priced at below 7 euros per share, the source said, adding it was approved at a special Peugeot board meeting held on Tuesday.
Under the terms of the proposal, Dongfeng and the French state would each end up holding around 20 percent of Peugeot and the Peugeot family around 15 percent, the source said.
Peugeot, which declined to comment, aims to finalize the capital increase in January or February of 2014. Dongfeng could not immediately be reached for comment.
(Reporting by Sophie Sassard; Editing by Alexander Smith)
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