Qatar's CBQ to buy out public shares, then delist Turkey's Alternatifbank

DUBAI, July 2 Wed Jul 2, 2014 2:20am EDT

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DUBAI, July 2 (Reuters) - Commercial Bank of Qatar will buy out the remaining publicly owned shares in Turkey's Alternatifbank and then delist the lender from the Istanbul bourse, it said on Wednesday.

The second-largest lender in Qatar bought a 74.25 percent stake in the Turkish bank last year. Two units of Anadolu Holding own 25 percent, with the remaining 0.75 percent held by the public.

These publicly owned shares will be bought for the average market share price over the last 30 days, CBQ said in a bourse filing, after an application to "squeeze out" remaining shareholders and delist the bank was made to Alternatifbank's board. The statement did not indicate there would be any change to Anadolu's holdings. (Reporting by David French; Editing by Andrew Torchia)

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