Sale of stake in post office could happen by summer
Govt official says Poste Italiane on block in five to six months21 January, 14:59
"It is imaginable that within a period between five and six months (we will) refine the details of the transaction," Antonio Catricalà told a hearing of the House transportation committee.
He has previously said that stake as large as 40% of the publicly owned Poste Italiane, which is controlled by the Italian government through the economy ministry, could be sold.
Tuesday, Catricalà said that selling the stake is important "to continue to create value".
Members of Premier Enrico Letta's cabinet have discussed the sale as a means of raising much-needed capital for the treasury of Italy, which has a debt of more than two trillion euros.