UPDATE 3-Bridgestone to buy 19 pct stake in Finnish rival


(Adds CEO comments, updates shares in paragraphs 5, 15-16) By Ott Ummelas HELSINKI, Feb 24 (Reuters) - Winter tyre specialist Nokian Renkaat said on Monday that Japan's largest tyre maker, Bridgestone , had agreed to purchase a minority stake in the Finnish company to widen its market reach and known-how. Bridgestone said it had no current plans to raise or lower the stake of 18.9 percent, or two million Nokian Renkaat shares, it agreed to buy for 78.34 million euros ($84.9 million) ...

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