Sekerbank Sells 117.6 Million Liras Covered Bonds to UniCredit

March 8 (Bloomberg) -- Sekerbank TAS, a Turkish bank, sold 117.6 million liras ($66 million) of covered bonds to UniCredit SpA, the first such sale this year.

The sale is part of a program to sell 800 million liras of bonds that began in 2011, the lender said in a filing with the Istanbul Stock Exchange today.

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