TOKYO, March 13 (Reuters) - Toshiba Corp said on Monday it is not true that it is considering selling shares in its Toshiba Tec Corp unit.
The Japanese industrial conglomerate denied a Nikkei business daily report that it was looking to sell shares in Toshiba Tec, a maker of cash register systems, as it seeks to plug an upcoming $6.3 billion writedown for its U.S. nuclear unit.
Toshiba has selected an advisory firm to help find a buyer soon for Toshiba Tec, the paper said. The sale price for the entire 50.02 percent stake in Toshiba Tec would likely be around 100 billion yen ($870 million), the Nikkei said. ($1 = 114.6800 yen) (Reporting by Chang-Ran Kim; Editing by Stephen Coates)