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Australia's Charter Hall buys Telstra HQ building for $579 million

(Reuters) - Australian landlord Charter Hall Group CHC.AX said on Friday it has formed a partnership to buy Telstra Corp's TLS.AX global headquarters in Melbourne for A$830 million ($578.84 million).

The partnership also comprises the Charter Hall Prime Office Fund and the Public Sector Pension Investment Board, Charter Hall said in a statement.

The 47-storey office tower is leased to Telstra, the lease expiring in the 2032 financial year.

Reporting by Aby Jose Koilparambil in Bengaluru; Editing by Paul Tait

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