PARIS, Sept 11 Credit Agricole expects
the sale of its crisis-scarred Greek bank Emporiki to be signed
within "weeks", according to slides of a presentation by the
French bank's chief financial officer posted on its website on
Credit Agricole is in the process of transferring shipping
loans denominated in U.S. dollars from Emporiki to its own
balance sheet, CFO Bertrand Delpit said in the slides, a process
which could still take "months".
The CFO reiterated Credit Agricole's parent group's
commitment to exceed a 9 percent Basel III core Tier 1 ratio by
early 2013 in the presentation, which will be given at a
Barclays conference in New York.
(Reporting by Lionel Laurent; Editing by James Regan)