March 16, 2018 / 3:39 PM / a year ago

Greece gets no bids for minority stake in OTE Telecom

ATHENS, March 16 (Reuters) - Greece did not receive any bids for the sale of a minority stake in its biggest telecoms operator OTE and has invited Deutsche Telekom to exercise its right of first refusal to buy the shares, the Greek privatisations agency said on Friday.

OTE, the former national monopoly, is 40 percent owned and managed by Germany’s Deutsche Telekom.

Greece launched a tender to sell a 5 percent stake in OTE last month as part of its international bailout. The deadline for investors to submit offers for 24.5 million shares was March 15. (Reporting by Karolina Tagaris and Angeliki Koutantou Editing by George Georgiopoulos)

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