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FT.com / Companies / Financials – Lloyds TSB investors back HBOS rescue

Lloyds TSB investors have overwhelmingly backed the bank’s controversial rescue of HBOS and its plans to raise £5.5bn of capital despite some shareholders voicing concerns.

Several hundred investors gathered in Glasgow to hear Sir Victor Blank, Lloyds chairman, say the “landmark” deal would transform his bank, deliver £1.5bn of cost savings and create value for HBOS and Lloyds shareholders.

“For us, the opportunity to put Lloyds and HBOS together has been a long-standing ambition,” he said.

The vote to buy HBOS, backed by 96 per cent of investors, clears a major hurdle for the all-share takeover. Investors also backed a plan for Lloyds to raise capital through a government-backed placing. HBOS holds a vote for its investors on December 12

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