Roche last week outlined how it plans to gain a majority of Illumina's board of directors as part of its hostile takeover bid for the company.

At Illumina's 2012 annual meeting, expected to take place sometime this spring, the terms of four of the firm's nine directors will expire, and Roche will seek to fill these seats with four Roche-nominated candidates.

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