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Russian Railways likely to get VTB loan for Gefco deal-sources

MOSCOW, Oct 5 (Reuters) - Russian Railways is likely to finance the 800 million euro ($1.04 billion) purchase of a stake in logistics firm Gefco through a loan from Russian bank VTB , two industry sources told Reuters on Friday.

VTB and Russian Railways declined to comment.

Last month, French automaker Peugeot Citroen said it was in exclusive talks with Russian Railways to sell a 75 percent stake in its Gefco logistics division for 800 million euros.

Gefco would first pay a special dividend of 100 million euros to Peugeot as part of the deal, the company said at the time. ($1 = 0.7689 euros)

(Reporting by Gleb Stolyarov; Writing by Katya Golubkova; editing by Megan Davies)

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Keywords: RUSSIAN RAILWAYS GEFCO/LOAN