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All Headlines 17:46 September 12, 2016

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SEOUL, Sept. 12 (Yonhap) -- Samsung Electronics Co. said Monday it has agreed to sell its printer business unit to U.S. personal-computer maker HP Inc. for US$1.05 billion.

Samsung said the transaction is part of its "efforts to concentrate on its core business areas."

Under an agreement with HP, Samsung will source printers from HP and continue to market them in Korea under the Samsung brand, the company said in a statement.

Samsung's printer business posted sales of 2 trillion won ($1.8 billion) last year, according to the statement.

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