Qantas Accepts Revised Offer

Qantas Airways Ltd., < ?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Australia’s largest airline company, has accepted a sweetened buyout offer from Macquarie Bank and Texas Pacific Group. The revised deal is worth Au$5.60 per share, whereas a previously-rejected offer came in at Au$5.50 per share, for a total value of around Au$11.2 billion.< ?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />