Scottish Power backs Iberdrola's EUR 17.2 bn bid

The board of Scottish Power, a major British energy supplier, has backed an EUR 17.2 bn bid from Spain's Iberdrola in a move that would create Europe's third-largesst utility group. In the event the deal goes ahead, it will trigger a payout of up to EUR 6 mln for Scottish Power's ceo Philip Bowman who will consequently step down, the Guardian newspaper said.

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