Govt sells 6% Lloyds stake

The Government has sold a 6 per cent stake in Lloyds Banking Group for £3.21 billion at a share price of 75p.

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UKFI 'will not sell any more shares in Lloyds for 90 days'

UK Financial Investments, which manages the Government's stakes in Lloyds and Royal Bank of Scotland, said it has agreed not to sell any more shares in the bank for a period of 90 days.

The Treasury announced it will sell six per cent of part-nationalised Lloyds Banking Group, worth about £3.3 billion, via a placing to institutional investors, UKFI announced on Monday.

The sale will reduce the Government's stake in Lloyds to 32.7 percent.

Treasury wants to get 'best value for the taxpayer'

The Treasury says it wants to get the "best value for the taxpayer" after it was revealed that the Government are planning to sell six per cent of Lloyds Banking Group.

A Treasury spokesperson said: “UK Financial Investments today advised the Chancellor it would be appropriate to begin the process to sell part of the Government’s shareholding in the Lloyds Banking Group.

"The Chancellor agrees with that advice and has authorised the process to begin.

The Government revealed plans to sell six per cent of its stake in Lloyds Banking Group. Credit: PA Wire

"The Chancellor set out the Government’s objectives for its shareholdings in the banks at the Mansion House speech earlier this year.

"We want to get the best value for the taxpayer, maximise support for the economy and restore them to private ownership. The Government will only conclude a sale if these objectives are met.”

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