Pfizer To Acquire Pharmacia

Pfizer Inc and Pharmacia Corporation jointly announced today that they have signed a definitive agreement providing for Pfizer to acquire Pharmacia in a stock-for-stock transaction valued at $60 billion, expanding the company's core strengths in pharmaceuticals and health care.

Pharmacia also announced that its Board of Directors intends to proceed with its previously announced spin-off of its remaining 84% ownership of Monsanto to its current shareholders.

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