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Plane and train maker Bombardier raising $638.4M in share offering

Shares have surged in recent months, helped by improved results and a win in its trade fight with Boeing.


MONTREAL — Bombardier Inc. is raising $638.4 million in an offering of shares as the company continues its turnaround plan.

The plane and train maker has signed a deal with a syndicate of underwriters who have agreed to purchase 168 million class B Bombardier shares at a price of $3.80 per share on a bought deal basis.

The underwriters have also been granted an overallotment option for up to an additional 25.2 million class B shares. If the option is exercised in full the financing will grow to $734.1 million.

Bombardier shares closed at $4 on the Toronto Stock Exchange on March 5.

Shares in the company have surged in recent months, helped by improved results and a win in its trade fight with Boeing.

The US International Trade Commissioners voted 4-0 in January that Boeing didn’t suffer harm from prospective imports of C Series planes.

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