Merger Notification - Announcement according to § 10 Cartel Act

3M Company; Biotrace International Plc - BWB/Z-208 | Bundeswettbewerbsbehörde

3M Company; Biotrace International Plc

BWB/Z-208

18.10.2006

On the following merger was notified at the Federal Competition Authority:

Planned purchase process

Industry sector: S - Erbringung von sonstigen Dienstleistungen

Deadline for bringing in an application pursuant to § 11(1) Cartel Act will end on 14.11.2006.

Entrepreneurs whose legal or economic interests are affected by the merger can bring in a written statement at the Federal Competition Authority or the Federal Cartel Prosecutor within 14 days from publication date.

Note: The intervening party has no right to a certain treatment of the statement and will not gain a party position.

Non-prohibition of the merger

The Federal Competition Authority and the Federal Cartel Prosecutor have not applied for examination of the merger by the Cartel Court. The standstill obligation (§ 17 (1) Cartel Act) ends with effect from 14.11.2006 .

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