CDC, La Poste to Form Venture for Dexia Muni Assets, Union Says

Oct. 6 (Bloomberg) -- France’s state-owned Caisse des Depots et Consignations and La Poste are joining with Dexia SA to create a new company to take over Dexia’s French municipal lending arm, La Poste’s union said.

The company would be 65 percent owned by CDC, 5 percent by La Poste and 30 percent by Dexia, according to a statement today from the La Poste union whose representatives attended a board meeting yesterday where the plan was presented.

Separately, La Poste and CDC plan to create a joint venture to sell new loans to local governments, the union said. The venture, owned 65 percent by La Poste and 35 percent by CDC, would take on the staff of Dexma, the French municipal lending unit of Dexia, according to the statement.

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