DENTSPLY International Inc. and Sirona Dental Systems, Inc Announce Completion of Remaining Regulatory Milestones for Proposed Merger

DENTSPLY International Inc. and Sirona Dental Systems, Inc. announced that the proposed merger of equals between the two companies has cleared regulatory review. Following similar approvals in the United States and Ukraine, both the European Commission and Russia’s Federal Antimonopoly Service have announced approval of the proposed merger of DENTSPLY International Inc. and Sirona Dental Systems, Inc. This regulatory clearance marks an important milestone in the proposed transaction and the companies now expect the transaction to close on or about February 29, 2016.