ZURICH Feb 8 Swiss pesticides and seeds group
Syngenta expects its $43 billion takeover by ChemChina
to close in the second quarter of 2017, it said on
Wednesday while proposing to omit a regular dividend for 2016.
"ChemChina and Syngenta have made significant progress
towards achieving the necessary regulatory approvals and closing
the transaction," it said, noting it had won approvals from 13
It was awaiting approvals from Brazil, Canada, China, the
EU, India, Mexico and the United States. "ChemChina and Syngenta
remain fully committed to the transaction and are confident of
its closure," it said.
(Reporting by Michael Shields; Editing by Joshua Franklin)