February 8, 2018 / 2:16 PM / 5 months ago

CVS says Aetna acquisition still expected in 2018

NEW YORK (Reuters) - CVS Health Corp (CVS.N) on Thursday said that a request for more information from U.S. antitrust regulators reviewing its proposed $69 billion acquisition of health insurer Aetna Inc (AET.N) does not impact its expectation that the deal will close in the second half of 2018.

Logos of CVS and Aetna are displayed on a monitor above the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shortly after the opening bell in New York, U.S., December 5, 2017. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

The companies said on Feb. 1 that they had been contacted by the U.S. Department of Justice for additional information. The companies have a shareholder meeting scheduled for March 20 to vote on the transaction.

Reporting by Caroline HumerEditing by Chizu Nomiyama

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