AHOLD MOVES TO FINALIZE PEAPOD MERGER e said it expected to complete its merger with Peapod late last week following completion of its tender offer for all outstanding common shares of the Internet-based shopping service. As part of the offer, Ahold paid $2.15 per share for Peapod stoc, in a deal valued at approximately $35 million. When the tender offer was completed, Ahold said it owned approximately 82.6% of Peapod's stock, up from 58%. The company said last week it planned to exercise ...

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