SAN FRANCISCO — Ronald O. Perelman, the New York financier whose holdings include 27.5% of Golden State Bancorp, has sold three million of his shares in the company, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Golden State made the filing on behalf of Mr. Perelman and the companies through which he holds his stake.

The San Francisco-based thrift told the SEC on Dec. 13 that Mr. Perelman and his companies have sold the shares, worth $82 million, via a forward sale transaction through Credit Suisse First Boston Corp.

The shares represented a 2.2% stake in Golden State — the holding company for $61 billion-asset California Federal — and half the shares Mr. Perelman’s companies registered to sell in late November.

In the filing Golden State said that he planned to sell the remainder via a later forward sale.

Separately, Mr. Perelman has been working to resuscitate flagging companies in which he has positions, such as Revlon Corp., of which he owns a majority stake, and Sunbeam Corp.

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