Shareowners approve Raytheon and United Technologies merger of equals

The merger would create Raytheon Technologies Corporation to address rapidly growing segments within aerospace and defense.

Artist rendering of a Raytheon SM-3 interceptor launching from a warship.
Artist rendering of a Raytheon SM-3 interceptor launching from a warship.

WALTHAM, Mass. - Raytheon Company and United Technologies Corp. announced that, at their respective special meetings of shareowners held Friday, Raytheon and United Technologies shareowners voted overwhelmingly to approve all of the proposals necessary to complete the merger of equals transaction combining United Technologies' aerospace businesses, comprised of Collins Aerospace and Pratt & Whitney, with Raytheon. The merger would create Raytheon Technologies Corporation, a premier systems provider with advanced technologies to address rapidly growing segments within aerospace and defense.

The transaction is expected to close in the first half of 2020, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions, including receipt of required regulatory approvals, as well as completion by United Technologies of the separation of its Otis and Carrier businesses.

The final vote results on the proposals voted on at the special meetings will be set forth in the companies' separate Form 8-Ks filed with the SEC after certification by each company's inspector of elections.

Additional information on the merger and related materials can be found on a joint transaction website at www.futureofaerospacedefense.com.

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