SINGAPORE, April 1 (Reuters) - Shares of Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp Ltd rose slightly in early trading on Tuesday after Singapore’s second-biggest lender made a formal offer to buy Hong Kong’s Wing Hang Bank Ltd for HK$38.428 billion ($4.95 billion).
OCBC shares gained 0.3 percent to S$9.54 after its trading halt was lifted. Singapore’s broader Straits Times Index was 0.4 percent higher.
OCBC is offering HK$125 a share to buy all shares of Wing Hang, according to a joint announcement, after having reached a deal with the bank’s biggest shareholder to purchase a nearly 45 percent stake. (Reporting by Eveline Danubrata; Editing by Paul Tait)