Czech Telefonica signs CZK 3 bln loan for debt refinancing

PRAGUE, Oct 1 (Reuters) - Telefonica Czech Republic

has signed a four-year loan for 3 billion crowns ($153.16 million) for refinancing debt due in 2012 and other operations, the telecom company said on Monday.

The loan facility is priced at 175 basis points over the three-month interbank PRIBOR rate, the Czech unit of Spain's Telefonica said.

The loan was arranged by UniCredit Bank Czech Republic , Erste's Ceska Sporitelna, Societe Generale

unit Komercni Banka , Citibank Europe and KBC unit CSOB. ($1 = 19.5872 Czech crowns) (Reporting by Jason Hovet)

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