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Regions Financial Could Sell Morgan Keegan Unit, WSJ Reports

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Jan. 7 (Bloomberg) -- Regions Financial Corp. may sell its Morgan Keegan & Co. unit to Raymond James Financial Inc. or Stifel Financial Corp. for as much as $1 billion, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing unidentified people familiar with the matter.

The sale may fetch between $900 million and $1 billion and may be completed next week, the Journal said. J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. will extend a line of credit of about $900 million to help conclude the transaction, the newspaper said, citing other unidentified people.

To contact the reporter on this story: Christopher Spillane in London at cspillane3@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Andrew Blackman at ablackman@bloomberg.net

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