16.05.2017 - 11:48

DGAP-Adhoc: Plans for further structural development of the Merck Group

DGAP-Ad-hoc: Merck KGaA / Key word(s): Miscellaneous

Plans for further structural development of the Merck Group

16-May-2017 / 11:48 CET/CEST

Disclosure of an inside information acc. to Article 17 MAR, transmitted by DGAP - a service of EQS Group AG.

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Merck KGaA is currently working on measures for the further structural development of its business sectors Healthcare, Life Science and Performance Materials. In this context also a transfer of the relevant business sectors to subsidiaries is envisaged. The goal is for one an improved steering of the operative sectors. Also, the internal processes and structures shall be orientated more consequently towards the continuing growth dynamic of the sectors. The implementation and its specific legal design are subject to further analysis and decision making by the executive board and other competent bodies. The implementation would also require the approval of Merck KGaA's shareholder meeting. As of today a potential implementation is intended mainly for the financial year 2018.

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Language: English
Company: Merck KGaA

Frankfurter Str. 250

64293 Darmstadt

Phone: +49 (0)6151 72 - 3321
Fax: +49 (0)6151 72 - 913321
E-mail: investor.relations@merckgroup.com
Internet: www.merck.de
ISIN: DE0006599905
WKN: 659990
Indices: DAX
Listed: Regulated Market in Frankfurt (Prime Standard); Regulated Unofficial Market in Berlin, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Hanover, Munich, Stuttgart, Tradegate Exchange; London, SIX

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