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November 16, 2012
08:52 EDTMMM, CRDN3M Company receives final antitrust clearance regarding Ceradyne acquisition
3M (MMM) announced that on November 15, it received clearance from the Austrian Federal Competition Authority with respect to its previously announced tender offer for all issued and outstanding shares of common stock of Ceradyne (CRDN) at a price of $35.00 per share. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission previously granted early termination of the required waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended, on October 15, and 3M received clearance from the German Federal Cartel Office on October 30. With the receipt of the above clearances, the condition of the Offer with respect to clearance under applicable antitrust and competition laws has been completely satisfied. The Offer remains subject to the satisfaction of certain other conditions. The Offer is scheduled to expire at 5:00 P.M. on Tuesday, November 27, unless the Offer is extended.
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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.

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