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Report: Kyobo Life Insurance CEO proposes exit options for financial investors

Kyobo Life Insurance Co. Ltd. Chairman & CEO Shin Chang-jae proposed exit options for the company's financial investors, including an issuance of asset-backed securities, a sale of their stakes to other investors and post-IPO compensation, The Chosun Ilbo reported March 12.

The options however exclude the rumored option of a bundled sale of stakes from Shin and other investors.

Shin disclosed the plan at a recent meeting with top executives and reaffirmed the company's commitment to launch an IPO in the second half of 2019, the report said.

It added that it will be difficult for investors to sell their stakes at more than their purchase price of 245,000 won per share. Meanwhile, investors such as private equity funds that hold put options are asking for an exercise price of 409,000 won per share.

Corsair Capital LLC, Affinity Equity Partners, IMM Pvt. Equity Inc. and several other financial investors currently own a combined 29.34% stake linked to put options.

As of March 12, US$1 was equivalent to 1,128.11 South Korean won.