EC Halts Oracle/PeopleSoft Inquiry

January 13, 2004

[From internetnews.com]

Oracle (Quote, Chart) will wait longer than expected to hear whether its bid for PeopleSoft (Quote, Chart) is acceptable.

The European Commission has put its in-depth investigation into the hostile takeover attempt on hold to request additional information from the database and applications vendor, according to published reports.

EC spokeswoman Amelia Torres told internetnews.com "we suspended the clock because we asked the companies to supply some information for our review and of course because we have legally binding deadlines we cannot allow the clock to keep ticking."

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