Banco BPM open to all M&A options, prefers same-size – CEO

A woman walks in front of the Banca Popolare di Milano (BPM) bank in downtown Milan, Italy, January 29, 2016. REUTERS/Alessandro GarofaloMILAN, Dec 13 (Reuters) – Banco BPM (BAMI.MI) has always liked the idea of joining forces with a similar-size rival to create a third large banking group in Italy but is open to assessing all options, Chief Executive Giuseppe Castagna said on Monday.Speaking at the annual conference of banking union FABI, Castagna said Banco BPM was “on the market, if anyone is interested they only need to come forward”.Asked about comments earlier on Monday by UniCredit CEO Andrea …
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