Spain's Caixabank says is interested in state-owned Catalunya Banc

MADRID Fri Jan 31, 2014 5:48am EST

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MADRID Jan 31 (Reuters) - Spain's third-largest lender, Caixabank, would make an offer for nationalised Catalunya Banc if it went up for sale, Chairman Isidro Faine told reporters at a press conference on Friday.

"If there is an auction, we will make an offer," he said.

The government wants to sell the state-owned bank before the summer.

(Reporting By Andres Gonzalez, Writing by Sonya Dowsett; Editing by Julien Toyer)

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