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BAE Systems says to work more closely with Saudi partner
June 30, 2014 / 6:26 AM / 3 years ago

BAE Systems says to work more closely with Saudi partner

LONDON, June 30 (Reuters) - Europe’s biggest defence contractor BAE Systems said it would reorganise its interests in Saudi Arabia into one company to enhance its relationship with Riyadh Wings, its partner there.

The two groups will bring their activities in training, electronics and IT systems engineering in Saudia Arabia into a single holding company which will be majority owned by BAE.

“This enhancement of our relationship with our valued partner demonstrates the continued commitment to increase Saudi participation in our business in support of stated Saudi national priorities,” BAE’s Chief Executive Ian King said in a statement on Monday.

BAE Systems said there would not be any material near-term impact on underlying earnings from the reorganisation. (Reporting by Sarah Young; editing by Kate Holton)

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