UPDATE 1-Market Chatter-Corporate finance press digest

Tue Apr 15, 2014 2:00am EDT
 
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(Adds Zebra Technologies and General Electric)

April 15 (Reuters) - The following corporate finance-related stories were reported by media:

* Barcode printer maker Zebra Technologies Corp has agreed to buy Motorola Solutions Inc's enterprise business for $3.5 billion in cash, the Financial Times reported, citing people familiar with the discussions.

* General Electric Co Chief Executive Jeff Immelt may step down sooner than his expected 20-year tenure, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the company's thinking.

* Greece's largest lender National Bank has picked Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley as global coordinators for a planned equity offering to plug its 2.18 billion euro ($3.01 billion) capital shortfall, a senior banker familiar with the issue told Reuters on Monday on condition of anonymity.

* Panasonic Corp and Fujitsu Ltd have reached a basic agreement to form a company this autumn as part of their plan to combine their chip design and development operations, two sources familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.   Continued...