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Korean Air to raise over 1.1 tln won following successful rights offering

All News 17:03 July 16, 2020

SEOUL, July 16 (Yonhap) -- Korean Air Lines Co., South Korea's top flag carrier, is expected to secure more than 1.1 trillion won (US$901 million) after the company reported a successful rights offering Thursday.

Korean Air said its rights offering to stock investors oversubscribed with a subscription competition rate of 124.51:1. The total guarantee money deposited for the subscription surpassed 3.7 trillion won, it added.

About 2.1 million shares were released for subscription on Tuesday and Wednesday after existing shareholders and the employee stock ownership association completed their subscriptions on new shares.

Last week, Korean Air received subscriptions for new shares from existing shareholders and the employee stock ownership association, with the subscription rate reaching 97.35 percent.

The new shares will be listed on July 29, the company said.

The air carrier, a flagship affiliate of South Korea's transportation conglomerate Hanjin Group, has been pushing for the rights issues to raise capital so it can overcome a liquidity crisis caused by the novel coronavirus pandemic.

This photo taken on July 7, 2020, shows aircraft of Korean Air Lines Co. parked at Incheon International Airport in Incheon. (Yonhap)

kdon@yna.co.kr
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