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Walmart sells Asda to EG-TDR consortium for $8.8 bln

LONDON, Oct 2 (Reuters) - Walmart Inc has agreed to sell its British supermarket chain Asda to private equity group TDR Capital and the founders of petrol station operator EG Group for 6.8 billion pounds ($8.8 billion), it said on Friday.

Chief Executive Roger Burnley will continue to lead the company. ($1 = 0.7744 pounds) (Reporting by Kate Holton; editing by Michael Holden)

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