(Corrects to make clear Centrica owns a 20 pct stake in EDF Energy Nuclear Generation, not in EDF Energy)
** The Times reports that UK utility Centrica’s CEO says he is open to offers for Centrica’s 20 percent stake in eight UK nuclear power stations.
** “If someone came along and said, ‘We are really interested in it [the nuclear stake],’ we would consider it,” The Times reports chief executive Iain Conn as saying.
** Conn already said in June he would consider divesting Centrica’s stake in the UK nuclear plants if he received the right offer.
** Centrica owns a 20 percent stake in EDF Energy Nuclear Generation, the UK’s largest electricity generator with eight nuclear power stations in the UK. In 2013 Centrica pulled out of a project to build new nuclear power stations in Britain with EDF.
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Reporting by Geert De Clercq; Editing by Laurence Frost