Amadeusz Juskowiak

Bank of new york bk to have gain on unit sale

Bank of New York Co said it and the management of RMJ Securities Corp have agreed to sell 80 pct of their interests in RMJ Holding Corp to British and Commonwealth Holdings PLC and Bank of New York expects to realize a substantial gain on the transaction

RMJ Holding is the holding company for RMJ Securities a large broker of US government securities and agency obligations Bank of New York owns a majority interest in RMJ Holding and management of RMJ Securities the remainder

Bank of New York said the sale is expected to be completed during the second quarter

It said it and RMJ Securities management will continue to own 20 pct of RMJ Holding for now but the agreement provides for the sale of that remaining interest to British and Commonwealth over the next six years