May 8, 2018 / 12:47 AM / 19 days ago

UPDATE 1-Shell to sell stake in Canadian Natural for about $3.3 bln

(Changes sourcing to Shell; adds Shell statement)

May 7 (Reuters) - Royal Dutch Shell Plc’s Shell Gas B.V. unit said on Monday it was selling its entire stake in Canadian Natural Resources Ltd for $3.3 billion.

Shell signed an underwriting agreement for the sale of its entire stake of 97.6 million shares in Canadian Natural, the company said in a statement.

Last June, Shell had reported a stake of 8 percent in Canadian Natural.

Shell decided to offload the roughly C$4.1 billion ($3.18 billion) stake in Canadian Natural Resources that it acquired as part of a deal to retreat from Canada’s oil sands, people familiar with the situation had told Reuters nearly a year ago.

The deal between the two companies was earlier reported by the Globe and Mail.

The underwriting group includes Goldman Sachs & Co, RBC Capital Markets, Scotiabank and TD Securities. ($1 = 1.2888 Canadian dollars) (Reporting by Mekhla Raina in Bengaluru Editing by Chris Reese and Leslie Adler)

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