Citi scoops $197.1 million from sale of Japanese brokerage to Nomura
02 July 2009 | 1530 views | 0
Nikko Citi Holdings Inc. ("Nikko Citi Holdings") announced today that a definitive agreement has been executed to sell all of the shares of NikkoCiti Trust and Banking Corporation ("NikkoCiti Trust") to Nomura Trust & Banking Co. Ltd. ("Nomura Trust"). Nomura Trust will pay an all-cash consideration of 19 billion yen (US$197.1 million at an exchange rate of ¥96.42 to US$1.00), subject to certain purchase price adjustments, at the closing. The sale is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2009, pending regulatory approvals and other closing conditions.
"This transaction is in line with Citi's stated global priority to allocate capital and focus its resources on the best growth opportunities. Citi will maintain a strong presence in securities services and transaction services in Japan. We see significant opportunity for these businesses in Japan, which play to Citi's key strengths." said Nikko Citi Holdings CEO Douglas Peterson.