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Britain's Ei Group explores commercial properties sale

(Corrects typo in headline)

Sept 6 (Reuters) - Britain's largest pub owner Ei Group Plc said on Thursday it had appointed Rothschild & Co to explore options including a full or partial sale of its commercial properties business, which includes free-of-tie pubs and other properties.

Ei Group, formerly known as Enterprise Inns plc (LSE: ETI.L - news) , also launched a 150 million pound unsecured bond offering and a tender offer for its outstanding 97 million pound convertible bonds. (Reporting by Sangameswaran S in Bengaluru)