Despite rhetoric, DuPont CEO Breen says Trump unlikely to impact Dow deal

|By:, SA News Editor

DuPont (NYSE:DD) CEO Ed Breen tells Reuters that the incoming Trump administration likely will not impact his company's planned merger with Dow Chemical (NYSE:DOW).

While Trump was critical of other large mergers, including AT&T's planned purchase of Time Warner, during the presidential campaign, Breen says the merger review is "very far down the road" and notes that many Justice Department officials active in the process are career employees.

On potential divestitures that might be required to complete the merger, Breen expects "some remedies on the agriculture side, and that's predominantly it."

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