June 29, 2016 / 8:57 PM / a year ago

Canada's Laurentian Bank buys C$1 billion portfolio from CIT Group

(Reuters) - Laurentian Bank of Canada LB.TO said it would buy CIT Group Inc’s CIT.N Canadian equipment financing and corporate financing business, a portfolio worth about C$1 billion ($772 million).

The logo of Laurentian Bank is seen at its head offices in Montreal, April 1, 2015. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi

Laurentian Bank said it expect the deal to be modestly accretive to its adjusted profit in 2017 and boost adjusted earnings by about 4 percent in 2018.

The deal is expected to close in the fourth quarter after which about 140 CIT Canada employees will join the bank, Laurentian Bank said.

($1 = C$1.30)

Reporting by Anet Josline Pinto in Bengaluru; Editing by Savio D'Souza

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