Lone Star & HSBC Extended KEB Deal Deadline to July 31

It was reported that Lone Star Fund and HSBC agreed to extend their contractual deadline for completion of HSBC’s proposed acquisition of 51.02 percent of Korea Exchange Bank(KEB) from April 30 to July 31.  HSBC had entered into a contract to buy out KEB from the Lone Star last September with a provision that either side can cancel the contract unless they obtain government approval for the sale by the end of April. Currently the Korean government has not approved the deal due to ongoing lawsuits regarding Lone Star’s alleged stock price manipulation.  Here is a related news article.

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