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French-owned Monte Bianco launches bid on Italy's Screen Service

MILAN, Oct 9 (Reuters) - French-owned Monte Bianco said onTuesday it has launched a takeover bid on the whole of Italy'sScreen Service Broadcasting Technologies at 0.22 eurosper share.

In a filing to the Milan stock exchange, Monte Bianco,controlled by French investment company HLD, said it alreadyowned 1.24 percent of Screen service.

It said the bid had not been communicated previously to anyof the shareholders of Screen Service.

(Reporting By Stephen Jewkes)

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Keywords: SCREENSERVICE HLD

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