Wrigley, Mars Set Oct. 6 Merger

  • September 26, 2008
Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co.'s stockholders overwhelmingly approved the adoption of the merger agreement with Mars, Incorporated.

Wrigley will become a subsidiary of privately held Mars, adding a number of brands to its portfolio--including Starburst and Skittles, and remaining headquartered in Chicago.

The combined strengths of Mars and Wrigley will create a dynamic $27-billion food company and the world's leading confectioner, per the companies.--Nina M. Lentini

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