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KBC raises €1.25bn to repay aid, hit 10% B3 ratio

KBC Group raised €1.25bn from an accelerated bookbuild of new shares on Monday in a deal that allows the Belgian bancassurer to repay some of its state aid before higher premiums kick-in and meet a 10% Basel III capital ratio this year. JP Morgan took the global co-ordinator slot on the deal and acted as joint bookrunner with Nomura, the bank that held the lock-up following a treasury share sale in October.

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