Abu Dhabi will invest $7.5 billion in Citigroup
Los Angeles Times today:
Citigroup Inc., suffering huge losses on mortgage-related securities, said late Monday that an arm of the Abu Dhabi government would invest $7.5 billion in the giant U.S. bank.Abu Dhabi. You know the one. Or is it Abu Dubai? Or Apple?
The cash infusion would give the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority a stake of as much as 4.9% in Citigroup.
Abu Dhabi, one of the United Arab Emirates, is buying from Citigroup equity units that would pay an 11% annual dividend and be converted into Citigroup common stock in 2010 and 2011 at prices of $31.83 to $37.24 a share, depending on the bank's stock price at that time.
Before the deal was announced, Citigroup shares fell $1, or 3.2%, to $30.70. They are off 45% this year.
Citigroup said Abu Dhabi would have "no role in the management or governance of Citi, including no right to designate a member" of its board.
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