April 19, 2018 / 4:15 AM / 7 months ago

CORRECTED-P&G to acquire German Merck's consumer health business for about $4.21 bln

(Corrects to say "to acquire" not "acquires" in headline and first paragraph; also adds German in headline)

April 19 (Reuters) - Procter & Gamble Co said on Thursday it has signed an agreement to acquire the consumer health business of German pharmaceuticals company Merck KGaA for about 3.4 billion euros ($4.21 billion).

The acquisition enables P&G to add to its portfolio of existing consumer healthcare capabilities and brands such as Vicks, Metamucil, Pepto-Bismol, Crest and Oral-B. ($1 = 0.8080 euros) (Reporting by Shalini Nagarajan in Bengaluru; Editing by Sunil Nair)

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