European Commission Clears BD Acquisition of CareFusion
Clearance Completes Required Regulatory Approvals
Mar 13, 2015
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J. and SAN DIEGO, CA, March 13, 2015 – Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE: BDX) (“BD”) and CareFusion Corporation (NYSE: CFN) (“CareFusion”) announced today that the companies have received clearance from the European Commission under the EU Merger Regulation for the pending acquisition of CareFusion by BD. The proposed acquisition has now received all necessary regulatory approvals.
The proposed acquisition, which has been approved by CareFusion shareholders, remains subject to customary closing conditions. BD and CareFusion currently expect the proposed acquisition to close on March 17, 2015.
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