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VW says has reached agreement in principle to buy Navistar for $44.50 per share

FRANKFURT, Oct 16 (Reuters) - Volkswagen’s truck unit Traton on Friday said it had agreed to sweeten its $43 per share takeover bid for U.S. truck maker Navistar International Corp to $44.50. “Traton SE and the US-American truck manufacturer Navistar International Corporation, in which Traton already holds a stake of 16.8%, have today reached agreement in principle that Traton will acquire by merger all shares in Navistar not already held by Traton, at a price of $44.50 per Navistar share,” Traton said in a statement. (Reporting by Edward Taylor, Editing by Franklin Paul)

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