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Credit Agricole sells 5.2% of Bankinter for €116M

Credit Agricole SA said Friday it sold a 5.2% stake in Spanish lender Bankinter SA to institutional investors, as the French bank continues to exit recession-hit markets in southern Europe
Credit Agricole sold the stake in a private placement for 116 million euros ($155 million), or EUR3.95 a share, and made a profit of EUR32 million, it said in a filing to the French stock market regulator
Following the sale, the Paris-based lender, France's third-largest listed bank, owns around 9.9% of Bankinter
Credit Agricole's corporate and investment arm acted as the sole global coordinator and joint bookrunner of the deal
Citigroup Inc. (C) acted as joint bookrunner, Credit Agricole said
Credit Agricole indicated in November that it had received several offers for its Bankinter holding, but none was attractive
It wrote down the value of its Bankinter stake by EUR617 million in the fourth quarter of 2012
The French bank, which was hit particularly hard by the financial crisis in southern Europe, last year sold Greek lender Emporiki Bank, which had weighed heavily on its earnings since it took it over in 2006

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PARIS--French bank Credit Agricole SA said Friday its fourth-quarter consolidated income would take a hit of around 160 million euros ($214.5 million) because of a EUR651 million impairment charge at the regional banks level due to a change in accounting methods.

The charge comes on the heels of other charges taken by Credit Agricole, the listed entity of Groupe Credit Agricole, primarily on its investment in Greece.

Groupe Credit Agricole, a mutual banking group made up of local and regional banks as well as Credit Agricole SA, its listed entity, and SAS Rue La Boetie, said that a change in accounting methods at the regional banks resulted in the impairment charge, but it said its consolidated results as well as its solvency ratios won't be affected.

Listed since 2001, Credit Agricole SA is 55% owned by 39 French cooperative regional banks. It, in turn, owns 25% of those lenders.

France's third-largest publicly listed bank booked a EUR1.96 billion loss on last year's sale of Emporiki Bank of Greece, along with a EUR572 million write-down on its consumer-finance unit because of a difficult Italian economy. Credit Agricole also booked a EUR1.02 billion accounting charge stemming from a rule that requires banks to book a loss if the price of their debt rises.

Groupe Credit Agricole had a comfortable core Tier 1 capital ratio, made up of only top equity such as retained earnings, of 11.3% at the end of September. However, analysts fear that regulators may ask the financially less robust listed entity itself, Credit Agricole SA, to comply with the same ratio standards on a standalone basis, and not just the holding company.

Credit Agricole SA reports its fourth-quarter earnings Feb. 20.