By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Millipore said today that with the completion of its purchase by Merck KGaA, it is delivering a notice to holders of its 3.75 percent Convertible Senior Notes due 2026 that the effective date of the Make-Whole Fundamental Change was July 14, when the deal was completed.

The purchase's completion also triggered an increase in the conversion rate "applicable to notes surrendered for conversion during the Make-Whole Conversion period," Millipore said.

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