November 14, 2018 / 5:47 AM / a month ago

BRIEF-Novartis Says Alcon filed initial Form 20-F registration statement with SEC for proposed spinoff

Nov 14 (Reuters) - Novartis AG:

* ALCON FILES INITIAL FORM 20-F REGISTRATION STATEMENT WITH SEC FOR PROPOSED SPINOFF; PLANS INVESTOR DAYS IN NEW YORK AND LONDON

* INITIAL FORM 20-F OUTLINES PLANS FOR A TAX NEUTRAL 100% SPINOFF OF ALCON

* AN APPLICATION WILL BE MADE TO LIST SHARES IN ALCON ON SIX SWISS EXCHANGE AND NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE (NYSE) UNDER TICKER SYMBOL "ALC"

* SPINOFF IS EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETED IN FIRST HALF OF 2019 Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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