RABAT, April 26 Etisalat may buy out
all minority shareholders in Maroc Telecom if its bid
for Vivendi's 53 percent stake in the Moroccan company
succeeds, Etisalat said on Friday in a statement.
Morocco's government owns 30 percent of Maroc Telecom and
must approve Vivendi's choice of buyer. The rest of the company
is free float that can be traded via the Casablanca and Paris
Abu Dhabi's Etisalat and Qatar's state-owned Ooredoo
are vying for the Moroccan telecoms company. Vivendi
received binding offers from the companies on Wednesday in the
first tangible sign of progress in the French media and telecom
conglomerate's efforts to remake itself.
(Reporting By Aziz El Yaakoubi; Editing by Tom Pfeiffer)