Greece's NBG offers to buy Eurobank via share swap

ATHENS, Oct 5 (Reuters) - Greece's largest lender NationalBank said on Friday it offered to buy 100 percent ofrival Eurobank via a share swap to form the country'slargest bank.

NBG offred 58 new shares for every 100 shares of Eurobank.Once completed current NBG shareholders would hold 75 percent inthe entity with Eurobank shareholders owning the rest.

"Eurobank shareholders representing 43.6 percent of itsshare capital have pledged to take part in the public offer,"the statement said.

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