Citic Says It Plans to Spin Off Unit Citic Press on Shenzhen Stock Exchange's Growth Enterprise Market

By Chester Yung Features Dow Jones Newswires

Chinese conglomerate Citic Ltd. (0267.HK) said Friday it plans to spin off its unit Citic Press Corp. on the Growth Enterprise Market of the Shenzhen Stock Exchange.

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Citic said the move will provide Citic Press, which engages in book publishing and bookstore retailing in China, an independent platform for possible fund raising and enhance its financing flexibility.

The proposed spinoff is subject to various regulatory approvals, Citic added.

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May 26, 2017 07:24 ET (11:24 GMT)