FRANKFURT May 8 E.ON expects to sell
its stakes in two regional units this year rather than next, its
chief financial officer said on Wednesday.
Speaking in a conference call with analysts, Marcus Schenck
said he expected to sell E.ON's 63-percent stake in E.ON
Westfalen Weser in mid-2013, adding that E.ON Mitte, in which
E.ON owns 73 percent, would be sold a few months later.
In March, E.ON said it expected the two stakes to be sold
either 2013 or 2014.
E.ON aims to raise more than 2 billion ($2.6 billion) euros
by selling its stakes in Westfalen Weser, Mitte as well as its
16.7 percent stake in uranium enrichment company Urenco.
($1 = 0.7642 euros)
(Reporting by Christoph Steitz)