DE Master Blenders investor JAB may increase stake

AMSTERDAM, July 3 Tue Jul 3, 2012 10:23am BST

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AMSTERDAM, July 3 (Reuters) - Investor group JAB might increase its stake in Dutch coffee and tea company DE Master Blenders 1753 further after obtaining a stake of 12.19, JAB said on Tuesday.

When asked if JAB could increase its stake further, JAB spokeswoman Elke Neujahr said: "This may happen but we will always stay at a minority stake."

A regulatory filing at Dutch market regulator AFM showed JAB affiliates had obtained a stake in DE last week, sending up DE shares as much as 15 percent on Tuesday. (Reporting by Gilbert Kreijger; editing by Anthony Deutsch)