FRANKFURT May 15 Germany's bank rescue fund
Soffin sold shares worth 625 million euros ($811.15 million) in
Commerzbank at a price of 7.00 euros apiece, Soffin
said on Wednesday.
Soffin will use the proceeds of the share sale to
participate in Commerzbank's capital increase.
After the share placement and the capital increase, Soffin's
stake in Germany's second biggest lender will be reduced to
roughly 17 percent from 25 percent at present.
The placement price was slightly above the theoretical
ex-rights price at Tuesday's close of 6.96 euros. The shares had
been offered in a price range of 6.60 to 7.00 euros.
Deutsche Bank, Citi, Commerzbank and HSBC organised the
($1 = 0.7705 euros)
(Reporting by Arno Schuetze; editing by Harro ten Wolde)