CIMB to become universal banking entity under RM5.3bil deal


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  • Tuesday, 07 Jun 2005

The CIMB banking group will emerge as Malaysia's first universal banking entity with its investment banking business being integrated with that of Commerce Asset-Holding Bhd's (CAHB) commercial banking arm, Bumiputra-Commerce Bank Bhd (BCB). 

Under the RM5.3bil deal, CIMB's investment banking business will be taken private and its shareholders given an option to either receive RM5.50 a share in cash or new CAHB shares valued at RM4.80 each.  

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