ABI, Invitrogen Shareholders Approve Merger
 
Shareholders from Applied Biosystems and Invitrogen this week approved the $6.7 billion merger of the two companies.
 
In separate statements, the two companies each said that more than 98 percent of the votes cast supported the merger. The total number of votes cast for each company represented more than 80 percent of the total shares outstanding and entitled to vote at special meetings held this week by each company related to the merger.
 

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