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Thyssenkrupp sees value case for steel in standalone scenario-CFO

FRANKFURT, Feb 10 (Reuters) - Thyssenkrupp has no plans to provide financing in case of a sale of its steel unit to Britain’s Liberty Steel, Chief Financial Officer Klaus Keysberg said on Wednesday, adding value could also be created if the business stays within the group.

“We are very much convinced that also in a stand-alone case, we can create value because we really are convinced that our setup of production plants in Europe is more or less unique,” Keysberg told analysts during a call discussing first-quarter results.

Apart from a sale to Liberty Steel, Thyssenkrupp is also considering spinning off or keeping its steel division, Europe’s second-largest, which swung to a first-quarter operating profit as markets recover. (Reporting by Christoph Steitz Editing by Madeline Chambers)

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