Re: McDonnell Douglas & Boeing To Merge -- Press Release Text

Date:         16 Dec 96 03:15:36 
From: (Terry Schell)
Organization: University of Illinois at Urbana
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  or MIME structure (Helen Trillian Rose) writes:

>McDonnell Douglas to Merge with Boeing

>Combination to be world's largest aerospace company

>WASHINGTON, D.C., December 15, 1996 - Phil Condit, president and chief
>executive officer of The Boeing Company (NYSE : BA), and Harry
>Stonecipher, president and chief executive officer of McDonnell Douglas
>Corporation (NYSE : MD), jointly announced today that the companies have
>signed a definitive agreement whereby McDonnell Douglas will merge with
>Boeing in a stock-for-stock transaction.


The article did not mention if this merger has been approved by the
government.  Does anyone have information or speculation about this?