Coke Bottler Settles Suit Over $12B Merger

Law360, New York (September 9, 2010, 12:28 PM EDT) -- Bottling company Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc. has agreed to settle consolidated class actions brought by shareholders over its planned $12.3 billion merger with The Coca-Cola Co., saying it didn't want the pending litigation to delay the transaction further.

In a filing Tuesday with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, CCE said it had reached an understanding with the plaintiffs in a consolidated case in the Fulton County Superior Court in Georgia, noting that it would lower any termination fee for the transaction to $180 million from $200...
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