By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Danaher today said that its board of directors has approved a two-for-one split of its common stock, as well as a share repurchase program.

The diversified firm, which owns businesses including AB Sciex, Molecular Devices, and Leica Microsystems, said the split will be effected through a stock dividend payable on June 11 to shareholders of record on May 25. Shareholders will receive one additional share of common stock for each share of common stock held.

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