PARIS, July 20 (Reuters) - Shares in French vouchers and prepaid cards group Edenred fell by 5 percent early on Wednesday as a U.S. investor was offloading an 8 percent stake in the company. "We have been informed of a placing involving 8 percent of the capital," a group spokeswoman said. Barclays Capital was doing the placing on behalf of Southeastern Asset Management in a range of 20.30 euros to 20.60 euros, traders said. French holding company Eurazeo and U.S. real estate group Colony Capital are the main Edenred shareholders, with a combined stake of 27.36 percent. Edenred competes with catering services companies Sodexo and Compass Group, as well as credit card networks MasterCard and Visa. (Reporting by Juliette Rouillon, Blaise Robinson, Noelle Mennella and Dominique Vidalon; Editing by David Holmes) Keywords: EDENRED/ (dominique.vidalon.reuters.com; +33 1 49495432; Reuters Messaging:email@example.com) COPYRIGHT Copyright Thomson Reuters 2011. All rights reserved.
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