Ukraine says it has creditor approval for growth-related warrant changes

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LONDON (Reuters) -Ukraine has gained the necessary approval from holders of its GDP warrants to its request for proposed changes to the securities, preliminary results of a vote released in a filing on Tuesday showed.

The Ukrainian government launched a proposal in July to change conditions on its $2.6 billion of outstanding GDP (gross domestic product) warrants, a derivative security that triggers payments linked to economic growth.

"Approximately 93% of Holders of the Notional Amount of Securities outstanding were represented for quorum purposes and approximately 91% of such Holders had voted in favour of the Extraordinary Resolution," Tuesday's statement said.

Ukraine said that final results will be announced after a meeting on Wednesday.

Kyiv is also asking creditors to defer payments on the war-torn country's international bonds for 24 months as Ukraine seeks to avoid a potential $20 billion debt default.

(Reporting by Jorgelina do Rosario; Editing by Jon Boyle and Alexander Smith)