Bankia, Caixabank call December shareholder meetings to approve merger

MADRID, Oct 23 (Reuters) – Spanish lenders Bankia and Caixabank said on Friday that their boards had agreed to call shareholder meetings to approve their agreed merger for Dec. 1 and Dec. 3 respectively.

Last month, Caixabank agreed to buy Bankia for 4.3 billion euros ($5.1 billion) in an all-share deal that creates Spain’s biggest domestic lender and signals a pick up in mergers among Europe’s banks as they battle the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic. (Reporting by Jesús Aguado; editing by Ingrid Melander)

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