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Danish FSA approves Geely’s offer to buy shares in Saxo Bank A/S

In October 2017, Saxo Bank announced that Geely Group offered to buy a majority stake in Saxo Bank, while Sampo Group offered to take up a stake of 19.9 percent of the Bank. As communicated in October, the transactions are pending regulatory approvals. Now Geely has received approval to buy the shares from the Danish FSA. The remaining approvals are expected within the next months.

Founder and CEO, Kim Fournais, commented:
“It is very positive that Geely has received approval from the Danish FSA to take up a majority stake in Saxo Bank. We look forward to receiving the remaining approvals to close the deal. We expect to have the final approvals within the next months.”

When the final approvals are in place, Lars Seier Christensen, TPG Capital and SinarMas will sell 100 percent of their shares to Geely and Sampo. Kim Fournais’ stake of 25.71 percent remains unchanged.

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