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JPMorgan Chase Completes Bear Stearns Acquisition


JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) announced today that it has completed its acquisition of The Bear Stearns Companies Inc., effective 11:59 p.m. EDT on May 30, 2008.

As a result of the merger, each outstanding share of Bear Stearns common stock was converted into the right to receive 0.21753 shares of JPMorgan Chase common stock. Depositary shares, each representing a one-fourth interest in a share of Bear Stearns preferred stock, will continue to trade on the New York Stock Exchange, and such of Bear Stearns’ debt securities as traded on the New York Stock Exchange or American Stock Exchange immediately prior to the consummation of the merger will continue to trade on those exchanges.


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