Anbang committed to overseas subsidiaries after govt takeover -spokesman

BEIJING, Feb 26 (Reuters) - Anbang Insurance Group Co Ltd said on Monday it fully supported the Chinese insurance regulator's decision to temporarily take control of the company and remains committed to the development of its overseas subsidiaries.

"We fully support CIRCs decision," a company spokesman said, referring to the China Insurance Regulatory Commission.

"We will continue to be committed to our overseas subsidiaries' business and investment, and will provide necessary support to their healthy development."

The Chinese government on Friday seized control of Anbang Insurance Group Co Ltd and said its chairman had been prosecuted, dramatically illustrating Beijing's willingness to curtail big-spending conglomerates as it cracks down on financial risk. (Reporting by Matthew Miller; Writing by John Ruwitch Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman)