After two decades of competition, Office Depot and OfficeMax shareholders voted Wednesday to merge in a deal that could strip Palm Beach County of one of its two Fortune 500 companies.
If the Federal Trade Commission agrees, the merger is expected by the end of the year. In fact, Day 1 of the new company could come as soon as Nov. 1.
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> Office Depot, OfficeMax voted Wednesday to merge
> Annual meeting and election of board directors is scheduled Aug. 21.
> Responses to Federal Trade Commission questions due Sept. 1
> FTC has 45 days to review and decide whether to approve
> CEO could be selected before Nov. 1
> Companies could officially merge Nov. 1 or mid-fourth quarter of the year
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