Abbott

Overall, the company reported its total revenues grew 29 percent year over year to $6.83 billion. It also said that it is reorganizing the Alere business, completed earlier this month. 

The offer of $402 per share was made in connection with Abbott's acquisition of Alere, which was completed on Tuesday.

Abbott said in an SEC filing today that the "aggregate consideration" paid regarding the merger was about $4.6 billion and that Alere is now an Abbott subsidiary.

Abbott's tender offer to purchase all outstanding shares of Alere's Series B convertible perpetual preferred stock at $402 per share is now scheduled to expire on Oct. 3. 

The firm said today that it has received all regulatory clearances to close the deal that it first proposed in February 2016.

The deal ends an investigation by the SEC into certain accounting practices by Alere's foreign subsidiaries. The company also consented to a cease-and-desist order. 

Abbott said that greater than 90 percent of the issued and outstanding shares of preferred stock had been tendered as of Sept. 15.

The firm extended its cash tender offer for all outstanding shares of Alere's Series B convertible perpetual preferred stock until the end of the day on Sept. 15.

The tender offer, which is being extended to allow additional time for the consummation of Abbott's acquisition of Alere, could expire at the end of August.

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