Copper Merger Sub, Inc. ("Copper"), a California corporation and an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Danaher, has merged into Cepheid and, as a result, Cepheid has become an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Danaher. In the merger, each outstanding share of Cepheid common stock was cancelled and (except for shares held by Danaher, Copper, Cepheid and their respective subsidiaries) converted into the right to receive $53.00 per share in cash, without interest.
Cepheid's common stock will cease to be traded on the Nasdaq Stock Market. Detailed instructions will be sent to former Cepheid shareholders outlining the steps to be taken to obtain the merger consideration of $53.00 per share in cash, without interest.
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