September 3, 2012 / 5:43 PM / 5 years ago

Spain bank rescue fund approves Bankia aid

MADRID (Reuters) - Spain’s national bank rescue fund approved an immediate capital injection of 4.5 billion euros ($5.66 billion) into ailing lender Bankia (BKIA.MC) on Monday, the Fund for Orderly Bank Restructuring, or FROB, said in a statement.

“The operation will be carried out by the FROB subscribing to a capital increase,” the FROB said in a statement.

The FROB added that the operation was subject to approval from the Bank of Spain and the government. The operation will restore Bankia’s core capital to meet regulatory levels, the FROB said.

($1 = 0.7947 euros)

Reporting by Clare Kane, Editing by Fiona Ortiz

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