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Schering-Plough Receives Clearance From U.S. Federal Trade Commission for Planned Acquisition of Organon Biosciences N.V.
Date:11/16/2007

KENILWORTH, N.J., Nov. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Schering-Plough Corporation (NYSE: SGP) today announced that it has received antitrust clearance from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) regarding its planned acquisition of Organon BioSciences N.V. from Akzo Nobel N.V., as announced March 12, 2007.

Organon BioSciences is comprised mainly of Organon, the human pharmaceutical business, and Intervet, the animal health business. It also includes Nobilon, the human vaccine development unit, and Diosynth, the third- party manufacturing unit of Organon.

In connection with the conditional clearance, Schering-Plough and Intervet will divest three poultry vaccines in the United States. The divestitures are not material to the company's financial results. No divestitures of human health products are required.

Schering-Plough received approval from The European Commission on Oct. 11, 2007, and continues to expect the transaction to be completed by year-end 2007.

Schering-Plough is a global science-based health care company with leading prescription, consumer and animal health products. Through internal research and collaborations with partners, Schering-Plough discovers, develops, manufactures and markets advanced drug therapies to meet important medical needs. Schering-Plough's vision is to earn the trust of the physicians, patients and customers served by its approximately 33,500 people around the world. The company is based in Kenilworth, N.J., and its Web site is http://www.schering-plough.com.

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