Austria open to Telekom Austria pact with Slim

VIENNA Tue Feb 25, 2014 2:17am EST

VIENNA Feb 25 (Reuters) - Austria is interested in the prospect of forming a shareholder pact with Carlos Slim's America Movil to pool their stakes in Telekom Austria , the economy minister said.

Mexican telecoms group America Movil, which holds 27 percent of Telekom Austria, said on Monday it could start formal talks to create a shareholder syndicate with the Austrian government, which holds 28 percent.

Austrian Economy Minister Reinhold Mitterlehner said on Tuesday: "That is the development of a prospect that is definitely interesting." (Reporting by Michael Shields; Writing by Georgina Prodhan; Editing by Mark Potter)

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