MADRID Aug 31 Spain's Caixabank has
agreed to buy the Spanish retail and corporate banking units of
Britain's Barclays, plus its wealth management
operations in the country, for 800 million euros ($1.05
billion), it said on Sunday.
Caixabank, Spain's third-biggest bank and one of its most
acquisitive during the financial crisis, said in a statement
that the deal did not include Barclays' investment banking
operations in Spain or its credit card business, Barclaycard.
The deal is due to close by the end of the year, it said.
(1 US dollar = 0.7615 euro)
(Reporting by Sarah White; Editing by David Goodman)