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Norwegian fertilizer business Yara International ASA (YARIY.PK) said its Nomination Committee has proposed the re-election of Hilde Merete Aasheim and Geir Isaksen as board members and election of Leif Teksum, Hilde Bakken and John Thuestad as new board members. In addition, the board asked the General...

Dutch insurer Aegon NV (AEG, AGN.L) and BPVH, a foundation representing Dutch harbor workers and employers, have jointly agreed to file a request with a Dutch court to remove the restriction on the capital of the harbor workers' former pension fund Optas. This deal puts an end to the dispute that started...

AVEO Oncology (AVEO) and Biodesix, Inc. have reached a worldwide agreement to co-develop and commercialize AVEO's hepatocyte growth factor or HGF inhibitory antibody ficlatuzumab, with a Biodesix companion diagnostic test. This deal and the clinical development program would leverage VeriStrat, a serum...

French car maker Renault (RNT.L, RNSDF.PK, RNSDY.PK) said it is on track to generate savings of 500 million euros in 2016. Further, Renault is making a positive initial review of the implementation of the "Contract for a new dynamic of Renault growth and social development in France". Commenmting...

Financial services company Wells Fargo & Co.(WFC) said it has agreed to fund, issue and service Dillard's, Inc.'s (DDS) branded private label and co-brand credit cards. Wells Fargo will also manage Dillard's. cardholder loyalty program. Financial terms of this 10-year agreement are not disclosed....

Hilltop Holdings Inc. (HTH) has reached a definitive merger agreement to acquire SWS Group, Inc. (SWS). Purusant to this, SWS shareholders would receive per share consideration of 0.2496 common shares of Hilltop and $1.94 of cash, equating to $7.88 per share based on Hilltop's closing price on March...

Digital entertainment technology solutions provider Rovi Corp. (ROVI) has agreed to sell its DivX and MainConcept businesses to Parallax Capital Partners and StepStone Group. Earlier, Rovi had announced its plans of selling the DivX and MainConcept businesses by the end of the second quarter of 2014,...

Television broadcasting and digital media company Media General Inc. (MEG) and LIN Media LLC (LIN) signed a definitive merger deal that would combine and create the second largest pure-play television broadcasting company in the U.S. Pursuant to this, and based on Media General's trailing 20-day volume...

Unicredit or UC (UCG, UNCFF.PK), Intesa Sanpaolo or ISP (ISNPY.PK, IITSF.PK), Clessidra and Nuove Partecipazioni reached an outline agreement with Rosneft (ROSN.L) for an operation which entails, on the one hand, the exit of Unicredit, Intesa Sanpaolo and Clessidra from the existing partnership in Lauro61/Camfin...

World Kitchen LLC said that it has reached a strategic cooperative agreement with Specialty glass and ceramics company Corning Inc. (GLW) to explore new technology options in the area of housewares. The agreement provides World Kitchen the opportunity to work with Corning on glass and ceramic technologies,...

Keurig Green Mountain, Inc. (GMCR) and Starbucks Coffee Company (SBUX) announced amended terms to the companies' existing five-year agreement. The companies have updated their agreement to continue to expand Starbucks range of K-Cup pack offerings and to promote expanded consumer choice as Keurig continues...

Ophir Energy plc (OPHR.L), an Africa-focused independent oil and gas exploration business, has inked an agreement with WHL Energy, an Australian listed E&P company, to buy a 75% operated stake in Blocks PEC-5B/1 and PEC-5B/2 located offshore to the south of the Seychelles Islands in the Indian Ocean. In...

The Men's Wearhouse (MW) confirmed signing a non-disclosure agreement with Jos. A. Bank Clothiers (JOSB) on Saturday night, March 1, 2014, pursuant to which the companies would exchange certain confidential information and to work in good faith to assess a potential combination, and that Men's Wearhouse...

Vodafone Group Plc (VOD) (VOD.L) Tuesday announced signing an agreement with MoneyGram, global money transfer and payment services company, to launch a service that will enable consumers in around 200 countries to transfer funds to users of M-Pesa. The service will be launched in key markets during the...

Cisco (CSCO), the world's largest computer networking gear maker, and Google Inc. (GOOG) have reached a long-term patent cross-licensing agreement, including a broad range of products and technologies. This deal allows each company to extract significant value from its patent portfolio through a...