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March 29, 2013
09:40 EDTMMM, AVY3M and Avery Dennison conclude patent infringement and related lawsuits
3M (MMM), along with its wholly-owned subsidiary 3M Innovative Properties, announced that they have successfully concluded their lawsuits against Avery Dennison (AVY) relating to retroreflective sheeting products used on traffic signs, pavement markings and other traffic control products. 3Mís patent infringement litigation against Avery has been resolved with the court entering a consent judgment in favor of 3M. Averyís separate claims of patent infringement and antitrust violations against 3M have been dismissed by the court with prejudice.
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August 31, 2014
21:02 EDTMMM3M completes acquisition of Sumitomo Electric Industries interest in Sumitomo 3M
3M announced that it has completed its acquisition, through Sumitomo 3M, of Sumitomo Electric Industriesí 25% interest in Sumitomo 3M for 90B Japanese Yen, approximately $865M at current exchange rates. 3M is now the sole owner and the business will be known as 3M Japan. Sumitomo 3M was established in 1961 as a joint venture between 3M, Sumitomo Electric Industries and NEC. In 2003, 3M acquired NECís 25% stake, which increased 3Mís interest to 75%. On a GAAP-reported basis, 3M estimates the acquisition will add approximately 8c per share to earnings during the first 12 months following closing.
August 26, 2014
09:22 EDTMMM3M reaches group purchasing agreement with Premier, Inc
3M Critical & Chronic Care Solutions announces that it has reached a group purchasing agreement with health care alliance company Premier, Inc. for multiple catheter securement and stability products. In a move aimed at bringing greater economic efficiencies to Premierís more than 100,000 health care provider members, the new agreement allows them to take advantage of special pricing and terms pre-negotiated by Premier. The purchasing contract covers products including Tegaderm CHG Chlorhexidine Gluconate I.V. Securement Dressings and Tegaderm I.V. Advanced Securement Dressings as well as the 3M PICC/ CVC Securement Device + Tegaderm I.V. Advanced Securement Dressing, a sutureless securement system.
August 25, 2014
09:01 EDTMMM3M Company announces investment in Smart Energy Instruments
3M New Ventures Ė the corporate venture arm of 3M Ė announced an equity stake in Toronto-based Smart Energy Instruments, a move that will further accelerate SEIís efforts in developing electronic chipsets with high-precision, real-time monitoring capabilities for smart grids, as well as give 3M a bigger presence in the energy sector. The investment from 3M New Ventures comes as several existing stakeholders also bolstered their equity in SEI, including Venturelink Funds, ArcTern Ventures and the Ontario Capital Growth Corp. Together, the financing round, led by 3M New Ventures, totaled $5M. Other details of the transaction were not disclosed.
August 19, 2014
05:33 EDTAVYAvery Dennison RBIS, Ningbo Shenzhou Knitting announce JV
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