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Lark Technologies Sets Date for Vote on Acquisition by Genaissance

NEW YORK, Feb. 20 (GenomeWeb News) - Lark Technologies will hold a vote of its stockholders to decide on the proposed acquisition by Genaissance Pharmaceuticals on April 1, the company said today.


New Haven, Conn.-based Genaissance announced its plan to acquire Lark, based in Houston, in December.

The all-stock transaction is valued at approximately $19.9 million, based on the closing price of Genaissance's common stock of $2.99 per share on Dec. 18, 2003.

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