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EDF says capital increase successful

PARIS, April 5 (Reuters) - French energy giant EDF on Tuesday said it successfully completed a previously announced capital increase in which the French state contributed to its stake by around 84%, injecting 2.7 billion euros ($2.95 billion) into the company.

The rights issue had a subscription rate of 129%, EDF said in a statement, adding the new shares will start trading on the Paris stock market on April 7.

$1 = 0.9161 euros Reporting by Tassilo Hummel Editing by Chris Reese

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