On March 12, 2010, Shareholders of The Black & Decker Corporation (BDK) voted concerning
the proposed merger with The Stanley Works (SWK). The merger was approved and consummated.
As a result, each existing BDK Common Share will be converted into the right to receive 1.275
Common Shares of the new combined company- Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.
This action will be coordinated with the Options Clearing Corporation.
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