EADS, BAE Systems chiefs to discuss next merger steps
PARIS, Oct 9 (Reuters) - The chief executives of EADS
and BAE Systems will discuss the planned merger of Europe's leading aerospace companies later on Tuesday and "decide the way forward," a spokesman for EADS said in an emailed statement on Tuesday.
The companies have been given until 1600 GMT on Wednesday to decide whether to press ahead with their $45 billion merger as European governments debate its implications on security and jobs, but are widely expected to seek an extension.
(Reporting by Matthias Blamont)
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