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Leeds United Chairman Buys 5.7% Of Gulf Finance House

Leeds United Chairman Buys 5.7% Of Gulf Finance House

Salah Nooruddin will join GFH’s board of directors following the stake acquisition.

Bahrain-based investment firm Gulf Finance House (GFH) said on Tuesday that a family consortium led by the chairman of English soccer team Leeds United had bought a 5.71 per cent stake in the company.

Salah Nooruddin, a Bahraini businessman, will join GFH’s board of directors following the stake acquisition, subject to regulatory approval, a bourse filing said.

No purchase price was given in the statement. However, at Monday’s closing share price, the stake would be worth around 28.9 million dinars ($76.6 million), according to Reuters calculations.

GFH Capital, a Dubai-based unit of GFH, bought Leeds United last year for 52 million pounds and subsequently sold some of its stake to investors including Envest Limited, a firm owned by Nooruddin and his wife.

Nooruddin was named chairman of the soccer club in July.

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