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Editor: Eric C. Chaffee
Univ. of Toledo College of Law

Friday, December 14, 2007

Lufthansa Purchases 19% Stake in Jet Blue

Jet Blue Airways becomes the latest struggling U.S. company to get a cash influsion from overseas, as Lufthansa announced it would take a 19% stake in the discount airline for $300 million.  Lufthansa is purchasing 42 million common shares at $7.27, a premium over yesterday's close of $6.25.  It will also have the right to nominate one director.  The deal is subject to regulatory approval.  WSJ, Lufthansa to Buy 19% Stake in JetBlue.

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