NEWARK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE:PRU) announced today that it has completed the purchase from Inversiones La Construcción S.A. (ILC), the investment subsidiary of the Chilean Construction Chamber, of an indirect ownership interest in Administradora de Fondos de Pensiones Habitat S.A. (AFP Habitat), a leading provider of retirement services in Chile. AFP Habitat trades under the symbol HABITAT on the Santiago Stock Exchange. Prudential indirectly acquired approximately 40 percent of AFP Habitat from ILC. Prudential acquired its indirect interest in the AFP Habitat shares from subsidiaries of ILC for 899.90 Chilean Pesos per share, for a total purchase price of approximately US$529 million at current exchange rates. Prudential and ILC now indirectly own equal controlling stakes in AFP Habitat through a joint holding company.
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