MUNICH, June 20 Siemens and
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) are open to the
French government taking a stake in Alstom if their
joint bid for the French firm's power assets succeeds, Siemens's
chief executive said.
But CEO Joe Kaeser told journalists during a conference call
on Friday that such an option had so far not been discussed.
Siemens and MHI are embroiled in a bidding war for the
Alstom assets with General Electric, and both parties
have revised their offers to win approval of Alstom and the
French government ahead of a June 23 deadline.
Kaeser is due to meet French President Francois Hollande on
Friday afternoon to discuss the amended Siemens-MHI offer.
(Reporting by Joern Poltz; Writing by Maria Sheahan; Editing by