Poland's Czarnecki to buy more than 5 pct of Idea Bank new shares

April 2, 2015 4:06 PM

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WARSAW, April 2 (Reuters) - The main shareholder in Polish lender Idea Bank IPO-IDEB.WA, Leszek Czarnecki, plans to buy more than 5 percent of new shares to be issued by the bank in an initial public offering, the bank said on Thursday.

Czarnecki, one of Poland's richest people, will buy the new shares directly and via his Getin Holding, which is the main shareholder in Idea Bank. The lender has said it will sell up to 20 million new shares.

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