Vital Signs Inc. Shareholders Approve Agreement and Plan of Merger With General Electric Company

Published: Oct 29, 2008

TOTOWA, N.J., Oct. 29, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Vital Signs, Inc. (Nasdaq:VITL) today announced that its shareholders have overwhelmingly approved the previously disclosed Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated as of July 23, 2008, by and among General Electric Company, Tonic Acquisition Corp and Vital Signs, Inc., at a special meeting held earlier today. Following the closing of the merger contemplated by the Agreement and Plan of Merger, the company's shareholders will be entitled to receive $74.50 in cash for each share of Vital Signs, Inc. common stock that they hold and Vital Signs, Inc. will become an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of General Electric Company.

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