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Legia Warsaw Considering Public Offering On Warsaw Stock Exchange

04 / 23 / 14

Polish first division football club Legia Warsaw "could launch an initial public offering" on the Warsaw Stock Exchange in the few next years, according to Jaroslaw Adamowski of INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL. Legia Warsaw majority shareholder Dariusz Mioduski said that the IPO "is one of the considered opti...

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