Unicredit Unit Yapi Kredi to Sponsor UEFA Champions League

Yapi Kredi Bankasi AS, a Turkish lender co-owned by Unicredit SpA (UCG) and Koc Holding AS (KCHOL) of Turkey, will sponsor UEFA Champions League for three years as the tournament’s official bank, chief executive Faik Acikalin said.

Yapi Kredi is the first Turkish bank to sponsor the soccer tournament, Acikalin said in an e-mailed statement. He didn’t give a value for the sponsorship.

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