July 24, 2019 / 7:50 AM / 3 months ago

Metro supervisory board vote on takeover was unanimous: source

DUESSELDORF, Germany (Reuters) - The supervisory board of German retailer Metro (B4B.DE) voted unanimously with one abstention to recommend shareholders to reject a takeover offer by EP Global Commerce, a source familiar with the situation said on Wednesday.

A representative of German family-owned investment group Haniel abstained, the source added.

A Metro spokeswoman declined to comment. Haniel was not immediately available for comment.

Reporting by Matthias Inverardi; Writing by Thomas Seythal; Editing by Kathrin Jones and Arno Schuetze

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