KENILWORTH, N.J., May 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Schering-Plough Corporation (NYSE: SGP) will hold its Annual Meeting of Shareholders on Monday, May 18, 2009, in Chicago at 7:30 a.m. (CDT) (8:30 a.m. EDT). On that day, a live Webcast of the meeting will be available to all interested parties via the corporate Web site, www.schering-plough.com.
At the Annual Meeting, Fred Hassan, chairman and CEO, will report to shareholders on the company's performance and progress.
The proposed combination with Merck & Co., Inc., is not on the agenda for the Annual Meeting. However, shareholders of Schering-Plough and of Merck will have an opportunity to vote to approve the proposed combination at Special Meetings of Shareholders, anticipated to be held by each company later this year.
Those wishing to listen live to the Webcast of the Annual Meeting should go to the Investor Relations section of the Schering-Plough corporate Web site, www.schering-plough.com, and click on the "Presentations/Webcasts" link. A replay of the Webcast will be available via the Web site later that day.
Schering-Plough is an innovation-driven, science-centered global health care company. Through its own biopharmaceutical research and collaborations with partners, Schering-Plough creates therapies that help save and improve lives around the world. The company applies its research-and-development platform to human prescription, animal health and consumer health care products. Schering-Plough's vision is to "Earn Trust, Every Day" with the doctors, patients, customers and other stakeholders served by its colleagues around the world. The company is based in Kenilworth, N.J., and its Web site is www.schering-plough.com.
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