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March 27, 2013
13:04 EDTITW, ELN, DOW, HNZ, MDLZOptions with increasing implied volatility: MDLZ DOW ITW HNZ ELN
News For MDLZ;DOW;ITW;HNZ;ELN From The Last 14 Days
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June 25, 2015
08:02 EDTITWIllinois Tool Works management to meet with Evercore ISI
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June 23, 2015
08:31 EDTDOWSadara JV says on track for first production units to start up in 2015
Sadara Chemical Company is progressing on-budget and on-schedule in alignment with Dow’s strategy to enable cost-advantaged growth in fast-growing regions such as Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Africa, and Eastern and Central Europe. Sadara is a joint venture developed by The Dow Chemical Company and Saudi Arabian Oil Company. vSignificant progress has been made in starting up key infrastructure and utility systems. Overall construction of the manufacturing facility is now approximately 94% complete with 47,000 personnel on site in Jubail Industrial City II, Saudi Arabia. The commissioning and startup of key utilities infrastructure is underway and the process for first production units will begin in the second half of the year with initial polyethylene production beginning near the end of 2015. Full site operations remains on track for the end of 2016. Sadara’s 26 manufacturing assets are scheduled for a sequenced start-up process, beginning with the polyolefins envelope to maximize timing in the ethylene cycle, followed by ethylene oxide/propylene oxide and their derivatives, with the polyurethanes portfolio in the final phase. Customer excitement is increasing as Dow businesses actively prepare to market and sell the majority of products produced by Sadara Chemical Company via agreements with the joint venture, to support growth in key markets such as packaging, construction, electronics, furniture and bedding, automotive and transportation. Progress also continues as Dow works with its customers to attract downstream investments to the advanced manufacturing value park adjacent to Sadara, PlasChem Park, in support of a diversified Saudi economy and job growth in the region.
08:03 EDTMDLZMondelez renews global strategic partnership with Facebook
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June 22, 2015
08:02 EDTHNZFirms fight News Corp in contingent-fee suit, Bloomberg reports
Companies such as HJ Heinz (HNZ) and Henkel (HENKY) subsidiary Dial are among the plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit against News Corp (NWS) that claims its advertising unit has monopolized the market for in-store design services, Bloomberg reports. The companies sued in 2013 originally, and the case was granted class action status last Thursday, the report says. Reference Link
June 16, 2015
09:22 EDTMDLZFDA gives food makers three years to remove partially hydrogenated oils
The FDA announced it has finalized its determination that partially hydrogenated oils, or PHOs, the primary dietary source of artificial trans fat in processed foods, are not “generally recognized as safe” or GRAS for use in human food. Food manufacturers will have three years to remove PHOs from products. In 2013, the FDA made a tentative determination that PHOs could no longer be considered GRAS and is finalizing that determination after considering public comments. The FDA has set a compliance period of three years. This will allow companies to either reformulate products without PHOs and/or petition the FDA to permit specific uses of PHOs. Following the compliance period, no PHOs can be added to human food unless they are otherwise approved by the FDA. Publicly traded food manufacturers include Mondelez (MDLZ), Kraft Foods (KRFT), General Mills (GIS), Hershey (HSY), PepsiCo (PEP), Kellogg (K), ConAgra (CAG) and Campbell Soup (CPB).
08:02 EDTDOWDow Chemical and Olin announce achievement of milestone
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08:01 EDTDOWDow Chemical, Olin announce expiration of HSR waiting period
The Dow Chemical Company (DOW) and Olin Corporation (OLN) announced the achievement of a regulatory milestone in the proposed transaction involving a significant portion of Dow’s chlorine value chain and Olin Corporation, with the expiration of the required waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976. “This important milestone marks progress toward the close of a seminal transaction maximizing return for both Dow and Olin shareholders and the advancement of Dow’s targeted market participation and portfolio transformation strategies,” said Andrew N. Liveris, Dow’s chairman and CEO.As previously announced on March 27, Dow and Olin entered into a definitive agreement under which Dow will separate its U.S. Gulf Coast Chlor-Alkali and Vinyl, Global Chlorinated Organics and Global Epoxy businesses, and then merge these businesses with Olin in a Reverse Morris Trust transaction. The merger will result in Dow shareholders receiving at least a majority of the shares of Olin, with existing Olin shareholders owning the remaining shares. The transaction is expected to close by the end of the year and is subject to approval by Olin shareholders and completion of customary closing conditions.

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