Société Générale gets a cash infusion

Current shareholders can buy SG stock at €47.5 a share, an amount much below the market price, and will receive one share for every four existing shares. However, they will not be allowed to sell the stock for 180 days. The bank expects to raise €5.5 billion by the time the subscription period ends on February 29.

"This is a quick way to raise money. It forces shareholders to buy stock unless they want to be left with a diluted share. It will be interesting to see if all the stockholders sub

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