(To correct IPO applications from institutions to 5.9 billion shares, not 6.3 billion after clarification from banks)
RIYADH (Reuters) – Saudi Aramco has attracted 189.04 billion riyals ($ 50.4 billion) underwriting orders for institutional investors in its planned initial public offering, its financial advisers said in a joint statement on Tuesday.
Construction of the institutional order book began on November 17 and investors have until December 4 to subscribe. Aramco plans to sell 1.5 percent of its shares in a deal that could raise up to $ 25.6 billion.
Samba Capital, NCB Capital and HSBC Saudi Arabia said the state-owned oil giant had received subscriptions from institutional buyers for about 5.9 billion shares so far.
(USD = 3.7500 Saudi Riyals)