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Orange, Agility Acquire Korek Stake

France Telecom-Orange and its partner, Agility, have signed a deal with the shareholders of Korek Telecom to buy its 44% stake.

France Telecom-Orange and its partner, Agility, have signed a deal with the shareholders of Korek Telecom to buy its 44% stake. The companies will form a joint venture, in which Agility will contribute its existing convertible debt and inject an additional $50 million in exchange for a 24% indirect stake in Korek and a $100 million four-year shareholder loan to Korek.

France Telecom will pay $245 million for a 20% indirect shareholding in Korek Telecom and will also extend a $185 million four-year shareholder loan to the Iraqi mobile operator.

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