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Bayer buys Roche's OTC business

July 19, 2004 7:00 AM UTC

Roche (SWX:ROCZ) will sell its global Roche Consumer Health OTC business to Bayer (FSE:BAYG; BAY) for EUR 2.4 billion ($3 billion). BAYG also will acquire ROCZ's 50% share of a 1997 U.S. joint venture between the companies and five ROCZ production sites. The ROCZ OTC business has annual sales of about EUR 1 billion ($1.2 billion). ...