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Illumina, Inc. (ILMN) Obtains HSR Clearance To Acquire Solexa, Inc. (SLXA)  
12/21/2006 11:05:53 AM

SAN DIEGO & HAYWARD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ:ILMN) and Solexa, Inc. (NASDAQ:SLXA) announced today that the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 with respect to Illumina’s proposed acquisition of Solexa has expired. As previously announced, Illumina’s proposed acquisition of Solexa by way of a stock-for-stock merger is subject to customary closing conditions, including the approvals of Illumina’s and Solexa’s stockholders.
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