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Two bidders in talks with UniCredit over bad loan unit-sources

MILAN, Sept 2 (Reuters) – UniCredit has
shortlisted Lone Star and a consortium comprising Italy’s
Prelios and Fortress Investment Group for the sale of its
bad-loan management unit, and is expected to pick a bidder by
mid-October, five sources with direct knowledge of the situation
said.

The sale, which could yield UniCredit around 700-800 million
euros, is part of the bank’s plan to raise capital and
strengthen its balance sheet through asset sales ahead of a
Europe-wide bank asset review by the European Central Bank.

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      "I have been a correspondent for 13 years, reporting on banks, financial regulation and EU politics from London, Brussels, Zurich and Milan. I have also written about a variety of business sectors, general news, the arts and sport. As Chief Financial Correspondent for Italy, I keep a close eye on top Italian business stories, particularly Fiat and banking."
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      1998
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      Awards:
      2010 Reuters Star Performer Award
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