MUMBAI, Aug. 25 -- Societe Generale has sold shares of ICICI Bank worth nearly Rs.341 crore through an open market transaction.

As per the block deal data available on the BSE, 90 lakh shares or 0.17% of equity of the private lender were sold by Societe Generale at Rs.378.6 apiece, aggregating to Rs.340.74 crore.

Shares were bought by Merrill Lynch Markets Singapore Pte Ltd, according to stock exchange data.

In pre-opening trade today, shares of ICICI Bank Ltd were up 0.5% from previous close at Rs.382 on the BSE. The benchmark Sensex was at 38997.43, up 198.35 points or 0.5%.

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