AstraZeneca says board will review Pfizer offer

LONDON Fri May 2, 2014 2:44am EDT

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LONDON (Reuters) - AstraZeneca's board will be reviewing a sweetened takeover offer from Pfizer but the company has no further comment at this stage, a spokeswoman for the British drugmaker said on Friday.

Earlier the U.S. drugmaker revealed it had raised its offer for the British group to 63 billion pounds ($106 billion).

(Reporting by Ben Hirschler; editing by Kate Holton)

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