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EC clears DuPont tender offer to buy Danisco
Apr '11
The European Commission (EC) has approved, under the European Union Merger Regulation, the tender offer by DuPont Denmark Holding ApS to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Danisco at a price of DKK 665 in cash per share. DuPont Denmark Holding ApS is a wholly owned and fully controlled subsidiary of DuPont.

“We are pleased to have achieved one of the last important milestones in the pending acquisition of Danisco,” said DuPont Chair and CEO Ellen Kullman. “Only Chinese approval now remains as a regulatory condition of closing. We remain confident that Danisco shareholders will follow their Board's recommendation to accept our premium cash offer and the transaction will be completed later this month.”

The EC approval satisfies another major condition of the tender offer. Competition approval has already been obtained in the United States and similar regulatory approval in China is progressing. The offer period ends on April 29, 2011, at 11 p.m. CEST (5 p.m. EDT), unless further extended as described in the offer document.

DuPont is a science-based products and services company. Founded in 1802, DuPont puts science to work by creating sustainable solutions essential to a better, safer, healthier life for people everywhere. Operating in more than 90 countries, DuPont offers a wide range of innovative products and services for markets including agriculture and food; building and construction; communications; and transportation.


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