Greece says final participation rate in PSI is 96.9 pct

Greece said on Wednesday it completed the bond swap that formed part of its second international bailout, restructuring about 199 billion euros of its debt.

The final participation rate in the swap reached 96.9 percent, the finance ministry said. «We are extremely pleased with the results achieved in our PSI bond exchange,» Finance Minister Filippos Sachinidis said in a statement.