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Aramco buys $1.2 billion stake in South Korean refiner Hyundai Oilbank

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SEOUL (Reuters) – State-owned Saudi Aramco has agreed to buy a 1.4 trillion won (£947 million) stake in South Korean oil refiner Hyundai Oilbank, the refiner’s top shareholder said on Monday.

Hyundai Heavy Industries Holdings said in a regulatory filing that it had signed a stake purchase deal with Saudi Aramco for some of its shares in Hyundai Oilbank.

Hyundai said in late January that Aramco planned to invest up to $1.6 billion in Hyundai Oilbank, to expand its foothold in South Korea.

(Reporting by Ju-min Park and Jane Chung; Editing by Christian Schmollinger)

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