Astra and zeneca in merger discussions

Södertälje, Sweden, December 8, 1998 ASTRA AND ZENECA IN MERGER DISCUSSIONS Following recent speculation, the Boards of Astra and Zeneca announce that they are engaged in advanced discussions regarding a possible combination of the two companies in a merger of equals transaction. A further announcement will be made as soon as possible. ------------------------------------------------------------ Please visit for further information The following files are available for download: