December 12, 2016 / 2:50 PM / 7 months ago

BRIEF-National Amusements asks boards of CBS and Viacom to "discontinue exploration of a potential combination"

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Dec 12 (Reuters) - National Amusements Inc:

* National Amusements Inc asks boards of CBS and Viacom to "discontinue exploration of a potential combination"

* "On a parallel track, we urged both companies to move forward with steps to strengthen their operations on a stand-alone basis"

* "Have concluded that this is not the right time to merge the companies" Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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