LISBON Aug 7 Portugal's bank resolution fund
will promote a "swift and transparent" sale to new investors of
the healthy lender that was carved out of the troubled Banco
Espirito Santo, Bank of Portugal Governor Carlos Costa said on
He told a parliament committee the next steps will be to
carry out an audit of Novo Banco's assets and liabilities, hire
a financial adviser and to present a swift solution to maximise
the value of the bank to be sold to investors.
"We understand that there are conditions in place to change
the ownership structure by bringing in new investors," he added.
(Reporting By Andrei Khalip, editing by David Evans)