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Helaba Owners Agree on Plan to Boost German Lender’s Capital

November 01, 2011

(Updates with core tier 1 capital in third paragraph)

Nov. 1 (Bloomberg) -- Landesbank Hessen-Thueringen’s owners have agreed on converting the state’s silent participations to boost the lender’s capital, according to a joint e-mailed statement.

Helaba’s owners, including the states of Hesse and Thuringia and regional savings banks, have sent a preliminary contract to German financial regulator BaFin.

The adaptation of the silent participations should give Helaba a core tier 1 ratio of about 10 percent, Hesse’s Finance Minister Thomas Schaefer said in the statement.


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