February 12, 2009 / 3:24 PM / in 10 years

Roche to meet bond investors next week -sources

LONDON, Feb 12 (Reuters) - Swiss drugmaker Roche ROG.VX is planning a series of meetings with bond investors across Europe next week, three sources familiar with the situation said on Thursday.

Roche this week launched a $42 billion hostile tender offer for the 44 percent of Genentech DNA.N it does not already own.

BNP Paribas and Deutsche Bank are among the banks managing the meetings, the sources said.

Reporting by Natalie Harrison and Tessa Walsh

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