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Kirin Holdings Announces Negotiations with Coca Cola Amatil for Total Share Acquisition

On 17 November 2008, Lion Nathan Ltd. (Sydney, Australia; CEO: Rob Murray), a consolidated subsidiary of Kirin Holdings Co., Ltd., announced that it was in negotiations with Oceania’s largest beverage company, Coca Cola Amatil Ltd. (Sydney, Australia; Chairman: David Gonski), for a total share acquisition and integration of the two companies. If the deal goes ahead, Lion Nathan would couple the two businesses by satisfying the criteria for actual control of the newly integrated company by acquiring 47.5% of shares. In order for the deal to happen, Coca Cola Amatil’s shareholders would have to agree to a scheme of arrangement.

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