PARMA, Italy and CARY, North Carolina, September 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Chiesi Farmaceutici S.p.A. ("Chiesi"), a leading European pharmaceutical company, and Cornerstone Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: CRTX) ("Cornerstone"), a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on commercializing products for the U.S. hospital and adjacent specialty markets, today announced that the special committee of the Cornerstone Board of Directors, as well as the boards of directors of both companies, have approved a definitive merger agreement under which Chiesi will acquire all of the outstanding common shares of Cornerstone for $9.50 per share in cash. Chiesi currently owns 58% of Cornerstone's outstanding common shares.
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