Viterra shareholders approve takeover

Viterra shareholders voted overwhelmingly in favour of a $6.1-billion takeover of the Canadian agribusiness.

Viterra shareholders voted overwhelmingly in favour of a $6.1-billion takeover of the Canadian agribusiness by a European commodities giant, the company said Tuesday.

It said 99.8 per cent of votes cast by Viterra shareholders favoured accepting $16.25 per share in cash from Glencore PLC, a Swiss commodities giant.

The federal Competition Bureau has already indicated it doesn’t plan to intervene and the vote is one of the final steps before the deal is completed.

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice is expected to rule after a hearing Thursday.

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