February 8, 2018 / 2:16 PM / 3 months ago

CVS says Aetna acquisition still expected in 2018

NEW YORK, Feb 8 (Reuters) - CVS Health Corp on Thursday said that a request for more information from U.S. antitrust regulators reviewing its proposed $69 billion acquisition of health insurer Aetna Inc does not impact its expectation that the deal will close in the second half of 2018.

The companies said on Feb. 1 that they had been contacted by the U.S. Department of Justice for additional information. The companies have a shareholder meeting scheduled for March 20 to vote on the transaction. (Reporting by Caroline Humer Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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