"Roche (RHHBY.PK) and Illumina (ILMN) both stand to benefit from a rapid merger," says Roche...

|About: Roche Holding Ltd ADR (RHHBY)|By:, SA News Editor

"Roche (RHHBY.PK) and Illumina (ILMN) both stand to benefit from a rapid merger," says Roche chairman Franz Humer at the company's annual meeting today. But in an acknowledgment that the acquisition efforts have not gone smoothly, Humer adds "we have other options should the transaction fail over price."