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(Reuters) - Citigroup Inc said it has agreed to sell its consumer finance unit OneMain Financial Holdings Inc to subprime lender Springleaf Holdings Inc for $4.25 billion in cash. The sale of OneMain is a major step in the No. 3 U.S. bank's plan to sell unwanted assets and focus on wealthier clients. Citigroup's shares were up nearly 1 percent at $54 in premarket trading on Tuesday. OneMain provides personal loans for meeting unexpected expenses such as medical bills or car repairs and for buying small-ticket items such as refrigerators and televisions.