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January 27, 2014
07:12 EDTMKGAYMerck KGaA CFO Matthias Zachert to step down
Matthias Zachert, Group CFO of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, has informed the Chairman of the Family Board, Frank Stangenberg- Haverkamp, as well as the Chairman of the Merck KGaAExecutive Board, Karl-Ludwig Kley, that he has received the offer to be appointed as CEO of Lanxess AG, Cologne, Germany. He therefore asked for an early release of his duties. Merck will accept his request. The effective date will be announced in due course.
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December 5, 2014
12:31 EDTMKGAYSigma-Aldrich stockholders approve acquisition by Merck KGaA
Sigma-Aldrich (SIAL) stockholders voted to adopt the previously announced merger agreement providing for the acquisition of Sigma-Aldrich by Merck KGaA (MKGAY), Darmstadt, Germany at a special meeting of stockholders held earlier today. Sigma-Aldrich stockholders also approved, on an advisory, non-binding basis, compensation that may become payable to named executive officers as a result of the acquisition. As previously announced, on September 22, 2014, the board of directors for Sigma-Aldrich approved the merger agreement under which Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, will acquire Sigma-Aldrich for $140.00 per share in cash. The transaction, which is expected to close in mid-2015, remains subject to the satisfaction of the closing conditions set forth in the merger agreement, including regulatory approvals.

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