Merger Update

Merger Clearance:

The OFT has decided, on the information currently available to it, not to refer the following merger to the Competition Commission under the provisions of the Enterprise Act 2002:

Anticipated Acquisition by DS Smith plc of Otor S.A.

The text of this decision will be placed on the Office of Fair Trading's website at as soon as is reasonably practicable.

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