PARIS--The German government doesn't want a stake in the capital of the new entity that would be formed after the potential merger of European Aeronautics Defence and Space NV Co (>> EADS) and U.K.'s BAE Systems PLC (>> BAE Systems plc), French daily Le Figaro reports Tuesday.
The newspaper, citing sources close to EADS, says the German government would rather have German board members as well as guarantees regarding jobs, research and development and some industrial sites.
The report didn't specify whether the German government stance referred to a direct or indirect stake.
Germany's stake in EADS is held via its proxies, Daimler, with 9%, and a bank consortium, with 4.5%.
Newspaper Web site: http://www.lefigaro.fr
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