CARLSBAD, Calif., Aug. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Life Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: LIFE) today announced that its stockholders voted to adopt the previously announced merger agreement providing for the acquisition of Life Technologies by Thermo Fisher Scientific (NYSE: TMO) at the Special Meeting of Stockholders held earlier today. More than 98 percent of votes cast at the Special Meeting were in favor of the transaction, representing more than 72 percent of all outstanding shares.
“Today’s approval represents a significant milestone and brings us one step closer to joining Thermo Fisher,” said Gregory T. Lucier, chairman and chief executive officer of Life Technologies. “I want to thank all of our stockholders for their support, which is a testament to the tremendous advantages and opportunities that this transaction provides to stakeholders of both companies. We look forward to joining together with Thermo Fisher in order to accelerate innovation for our customers and achieve greater success in a highly competitive global industry.”