Heineken lines up Hartwall sale: report

LONDON Sun Feb 3, 2013 11:54pm IST



LONDON (Reuters) - Heineken (HEIN.AS) is preparing to sell Hartwall, the Finnish arm of the brewer Scottish and Newcastle it bought in 2008, for about 500 million pounds ($790 million), The Sunday Times reported without citing sources.

It was understood to have hired JP Morgan to find a buyer for the asset, the newspaper said.

Heineken declined to comment on the report.

($1 = 0.6351 British pounds)

(Reporting by Paul Sandle and Philip Blenkinsop; Editing by Maureen Bavdek)


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