MADRID, March 22 Shares in Spain's state-owned
bank Bankia were valued at 0.01 euro as the bank
prepares to receive a 10.7 billion euros capital injection from
European rescue funds, the country's bank rescue fund, or FROB,
said on Friday.
The bare-minimum valuation wipes out the investments of
350,000 Spaniards who bought shares in Bankia in 2011, when it
was formed by merging seven savings banks.
Bankia shares closed on Friday at 0.25 per share. When the
bank went public it was worth 3.75 per share.
After the capital injection, Bankia will conduct a reverse
share split, converting 100 shares into 1 share. The new shares
will each be worth 1 euro.
(Writing by Fiona Ortiz)