Malaysia's state investor Khazanah Nasional Bhd
placed out more than eight percent of Malaysia Airports Holdings
Bhd on Wednesday, reducing its stake in the country's
dominant airport operator to almost 41 percent.
According to dealers, the exercise that lasted four hours
after market closed at 5pm was broken into two blocks - with an
initial block of 85 million shares followed by another 25
"Khazanah usually places out shares in MAHB at this time of
the year. For a few weeks now, the market has been anticipating
the placement," said a dealer.
Assuming all 110 million shares were sold, Khazanah would
have ended up with about 616 million ringgit.
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