November 1, 2018 / 1:05 PM / a month ago

Cigna says Express Scripts deal to close by end of year

(Reuters) - Cigna Corp (CI.N) said on Thursday its $52-billion acquisition of pharmacy benefits manager Express Scripts Holding Co (ESRX.O) was on track to close by the end of the year.

Chief Executive Officer David Cordani said on a conference call that the deal has won 23 state approvals, with six other approvals pending. The Department of Justice cleared the deal in September.

Reporting by Manas Mishra in Bengaluru

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