Cordiant Shareholders Approve $16 Mil. WPP Bid

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NEW YORK The often bizarre and convoluted struggle for control of Cordiant Communica-
tions Group came to an end on Wednesday as investors overwhelmingly approved WPP Group’s $16 million bid for the beleaguered parent of Bates.

At an extraordinary meeting in London, 99.17 percent of CCG shareholders voted in favor of the deal, which required a 75 percent majority.

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