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(Reuters) – AerCap Holdings NV said on Monday a unit of General Electric (NYSE:) Co will sell 32.4 million shares in the aircraft leasing giant through an underwritten public offering.
The transaction will be worth $2 billion based on AerCap’s closing price, according to LSEG data, and follows a sale by GE of 18 million shares in March. AerCap’s stock fell about 3% in extended trading on Monday.
GE said in March 2021 it will “over time” sell its stake – 33.6% as per latest LSEG data – after AerCap bought the conglomerate’s aircraft leasing unit in a $30 billion deal.
AerCap also agreed on Monday to repurchase 12.2 million shares, worth $750 million. The Dublin-based company intends to fund the buyback with cash on hand.
GE Capital US Holdings Inc expects to grant the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to 4.9 million additional ordinary shares.
Goldman Sachs, Citigroup (NYSE:), Barclays, BofA Securities and J.P. Morgan are joint bookrunning managers for the secondary offering.