| SOFIA, June 27
SOFIA, June 27 Shares in Bulgaria's First
Investment Bank were down 19.79 percent at 0750 GMT on
Friday, following a similar sharp drop in the stock price on
Shares in other banks were also down.
A run on Corporate Commercial Bank (Corpbank) last
week prompted the central bank to seize control of the country's
fourth largest lender and temporarily shut down its operations.
Shares in Bulgarian banks fell sharply on Thursday after a
lawmaker from the ruling Socialist Party said another lender
could come under attack. A spokesman for First Investment Bank
said after Thursday's decline that the bank was in "excellent
(Reporting by Tsvetelia Tsolova; writing by Matthias Williams;
Editing by Gareth Jones)