By  on June 27, 2008

PARIS — As trading in Groupe Clarins’ stock remained suspended Friday on the Paris Bourse, speculation mounts the company will de-list and go private.

Financière FC, the holding company for the Courtin-Clarins family - owners of 65.1 percent of the firm’s capital and 78 percent of its voting rights – called a press conference in Paris on Monday at 9 a.m. “on the occasion of the operation initiated by the Courtin family on the capital of Clarins through non-trading Financière FC.”Should the Courtin-Clarins family buy back the 30.5 percent stake floated on the stock market, it would cost it roughly 534 million euros, or $840.7 million.

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