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SAO PAULO, March 17 (Reuters) - Banco Bradesco SA , Brazil's second-largest private-sector bank, said the country's central bank had approved a 5 billion reais ($1.5 billion) capital increase in a Tuesday security filing.
The increase included a bonus of 20 percent in shares and was approved at a shareholders' meeting, the filing said. Shareholders' positions will be adjusted on March 26.
$1 = 3.23 reais Reporting by Caroline Stauffer; Editing by Diane Craft