November 25, 2019 / 4:37 PM / 20 days ago

Aramco IPO retail subscription at $5.8 billion, says lead manager

FILE PHOTO: A sign of Saudi Aramco's initial public offering (IPO) is seen during a news conference by the state oil company at the Plaza Conference Center in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia November 3, 2019. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed/File Photo

RIYADH (Reuters) - Retail subscription for Saudi Aramco’s initial public offering (IPO) reached 21.77 billion Saudi riyals (4.5 billion pounds) on Monday, lead manager Samba Capital said.

The retail element of the sale so far amounts to a total of 680,254,540 shares, Samba Capital said in a statement.

The last day of subscription for the retail tranche of the share sale is Nov. 28, it said. Aramco launched the IPO on Nov. 3.

The oil giant said it plans to sell 1.5% of the company, or about 3 billion shares, at an indicative price range of 30 riyals to 32 riyals, valuing the IPO at as much as 96 billion riyals ($25.6 billion) and giving the company a potential market value of between $1.6 trillion and $1.7 trillion.

Reporting by Marwa Rashad; Writing by Maher Chmaytelli; Editing by David Goodman

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