SEOUL, March 24 Samsung Electronics Co Ltd
said on Friday it will be difficult to adopt a
holding company structure at this time.
"We will review various aspects including legal and
tax-related issues and report the findings to shareholders,"
Samsung Chief Executive Kwon Oh-hyun said at the company's
annual shareholder meeting.
"But there are negative effects that would arise from
transitioning to a holding company so it does not appear it will
be easy to do so at present."
(Reporting by Se Young Lee; Editing by Stephen Coates)