BRIEF-East Group Plans Private Placement Of Shares To Fund Projects, Boost Capital

March 6 (Reuters) - East Group Co Ltd:

* SAYS IT PLANS TO RAISE UP TO 1.45 BILLION YUAN ($209.36 million) IN PRIVATE PLACEMENT OF SHARES TO FUND PROJECTS, REPAY LOANS AND REPLENISH CAPITAL Source text in Chinese: Further company coverage: ($1 = 6.9260 Chinese yuan renminbi) (Reporting by Hong Kong newsroom)