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Barclays PLC, the U.K.’s fourth-biggest bank, said existing shareholders bought £753 million (about $1.5 billion), or 17 percent, of the shares on sale in its £4.5 billion stock offer.

Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group Inc., Japan’s third-largest bank, bought £500 million in shares and the rest will go to investors, including Qatar Investment Authority, the London-based bank said in a statement Friday.

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