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Danone shareholders grant WhiteWave boss a board seat

PARIS, April 27 Danone shareholders on Thursday voted to grant a board seat to Gregg Engles, the chairman and CEO of U.S. organic food producer WhiteWave Foods Co, which the French food group recently bought.

BRIEF-Danone makes 1 bln euros in sales in e-commerce - CEO

April 27 Danone CEO Emmanuel Faber tells the annual shareholders meeting:

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April 27 The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 1300 GMT on Thursday:

Symphony adds large asset management clients in chat tool push

April 27 Symphony Communications Services LLC said on Thursday it had added a number of large asset managers as customers including AB, Balyasny Asset Management LP, Boston Partners and T. Rowe Price Group.

Mexico's Liverpool, Chile's Ripley extend merger deadline

SANTIAGO, April 27 Chilean retailer Ripley , which is being acquired by Mexican high-end department store chain Liverpool, said the companies had agreed to extend the deadline for the takeover bid.

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Vale sees robust ore prices this year, market 'well balanced'

SAO PAULO, April 27 The market for iron ore remains well balanced at this point, as less supply is expected and as prices tend to find support above last year's levels, executives at Vale SA said on Thursday.

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UPDATE 2-Potash Corp raises outlook, notches higher profit as sales climb

April 27 Canada's Potash Corp of Saskatchewan reported a bigger-than-expected rise in quarterly profit on Thursday and raised its full-year outlook, citing lower costs and increased sales volumes.

BRIEF-Amaya pays additional $75 mln on Rational Group deferred purchase price

* Amaya pays additional $75 million on Rational Group deferred purchase price

BRIEF-Eldorado Resorts and Isle Of Capri casinos say received regulatory approvals for merger

* Eldorado Resorts - Co, Isle Of Capri casinos received all consents, approvals from state gaming commissions to consummate previously announced merger

UPDATE 1-Atlantia taps pool of banks to finance Abertis' takeover bid - sources

LONDON, April 27 Italian toll-road operator Atlantia has tapped banks to finance an upcoming cash-and-share bid for Spanish rival Abertis, sources told Reuters, as it seeks to create an industry giant with a market value of more than 35 billion euros ($38 billion).

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