March 19 (Bloomberg) -- Lloyds Banking Group is considering sale of ~EU650m of Irish real estate loans, a person with knowledge of matter told Bloomberg’s Neil Callanan.

* Bank will have to sell at a discount, person said without

being more specific * Lloyds declined to comment * NOTE: More than 90% of Lloyd’s GBP7.4b Irish commercial real

estate loan book is impaired, according to annual report * NOTE: Lloyds agreed to sell Irish, U.K. loans in Nov at

10-25% of face value

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