Shares of Indonesia's Bumi Resources jump after rights issue priced

JAKARTA, June 27 Fri Jun 27, 2014 12:45am EDT

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JAKARTA, June 27 (Reuters) - Shares of PT Bumi Resources Tbk jumped as much as 15 percent on Friday after the Indonesian coal miner priced its rights issue at 250 rupiah a share.

Bumi said on Thursday it will sell about 32.2 billion shares to raise 8.05 trillion rupiah ($682.8 million) to pay off some of its debt to Chinese sovereign wealth fund, CIC.

Bumi shares hit as high as 173 rupiah on Friday.

The stock had plunged to an 11-year-low on Monday due to concerns about its ability to repay debt, but it had since recouped some of its losses.

The company said on June 20 it had failed to change the terms of $375 million of bonds nearing their repayment date, but it hopes to reach an agreement with bondholders by August.

($1 = 11,790.00 rupiah) (Reporting By Fransiska Nangoy; Writing by Eveline Danubrata; Editing by Matt Driskill)

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