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BRIEF- Earth Chemical to take over business from unit and says merge between units

May 8(Reuters) - Earth Chemical Co Ltd

* Says it plans to take over pests control business, health & beauty business and insecticide manufacture business from Tokyo-based wholly owned subsidiary, which is mainly engaged in bedding and insecticide, effective July 1

* Says the Tokyo-based unit will merge with Kanagawa-based wholly owned unit of the company, which is mainly engaged in manufacture and sales of bedding and gardening supplies

* Merger effective date on July 1

* Says the Kanagawa-based unit will be dissolved after the transaction

Source text in Japanese:goo.gl/t1pxxG

Further company coverage: (Beijing Headline News)

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