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Dow Jones Newswires: Credit Suisse makes $2.98 billion debt-repurchase offers

Credit Suisse Group AG said Friday that it is offering to repurchase debt securities for a total of close to $3 billion as the troubled lender looks to manage its liabilities ahead of a touted restructuring.

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is offering to buy back eight euro- or pound sterling-denominated senior debt securities for a total of up to 1 billion euros ($979.2 million,) it said.

It is also offering to buy back 12 U.S. dollar-denominated securities for up to $2 billion. Both offers are subject to various conditions and will expire on Nov. 3 and Nov. 10, respectively, Credit Suisse said.

The value of some Credit Suisse bonds fell at the beginning of this week alongside shares in the lender amid speculation over its financial health. The bank has moved to reassure investors ahead of a planned strategy update due on Oct. 27 alongside quarterly results.

Write to Joshua Kirby at joshua.kirby@wsj.com; @joshualeokirby

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