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February 6, 2013
09:02 EDTMMM, KO3M Company names Coca-Cola CEO Muhtar Kent to board, effective April 1
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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 29, 2014
16:18 EDTKOCoca-Cola Bottling forms pact with Coca-Cola to expand franchise territory
Coca-Cola Bottling Co. (COKE) announced it has signed a definitive agreement with The Coca-Cola Company (KO) to expand the bottlerís franchise territory to include the Knoxville, TN territory currently served by Coca-Cola Refreshments USA, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Coca-Cola Company. This agreement represents the second phase of the proposed franchise territory expansion described in the previously-announced Letter of Intent between the company and The Coca-Cola Company. The company expects the transaction to close by the end of October. The company is continuing to work towards a definitive agreement with The Coca-Cola Company for the remainder of the proposed franchise territory expansion described in the previously-announced Letter of Intent, including Cleveland and Cookeville, TN and Louisville, Lexington, Paducah and Pikeville, KY and Evansville, IN. The definitive agreement and other agreements to be entered into at closing will provide the Company the exclusive rights to distribute brands owned by The Coca-Cola Company as well as certain other brands not owned by The Coca-Cola Company that are currently being distributed in the Knoxville territory by CCR. The transaction includes the purchase by the Company of distribution assets and certain working capital items from CCR relating to this territory and the purchase of exclusive rights to distribute certain non-Coca-Cola brands in this territory. The transaction also includes the grant by CCR to the Company of exclusive rights to distribute brands owned by The Coca-Cola Company in this territory under a comprehensive beverage agreement to be entered into at closing. Under such agreement, the Company will make a quarterly sub-bottling payment to CCR on a continuing basis after the closing for the grant of such exclusive rights. The Company will not acquire any production assets from CCR and will, with certain exceptions, purchase finished goods from CCR to service customers in this territory.
August 27, 2014
16:05 EDTKOKeurig Green Mountain expands board, appoints Josť Octavio Reyes Lagunes
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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.
06:20 EDTKOCoca-Cola to introduce mid-calorie soda in Mexico, WSJ reports
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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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