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* Prices offering of 7.5 mln shrs at $8/shr
* Offering size raised by 47 pct
March 16 Regional lender Sterling Bancorp
(STL.N) raised the size of its common share offering by 47
percent that was priced at $8 apiece.
The New York-based company raised the size of its share
offering to 7.5 million from 5.1 million and priced it at a 2
percent discount to the stock's Monday close.
The proceeds from the offering will be used for general
corporate purposes and will qualify as tangible common equity
and Tier 1 regulatory capital, it said in a statement.
Sterling Bancorp granted the underwriters a 30-day option
to purchase up to an additional 1.1 million shares.
Shares of the company were up 9 cents at $8.27 Tuesday
before the bell. They closed at $8.18 Monday on the New York
(Reporting by Abhinav Sharma in Bangalore; Editing by Anil