RB no longer in discussions with Merck

RB no longer in discussions with Merck

RB Press Release - 30/04/14-Further to the announcement of 28th April, that RB was in discussions with Merck, RB now confirms that it is no longer in active discussion regarding an offer for Merck's consumer health business.

A further announcement will be made, if appropriate, in due course.

For further information, please contact:

Reckitt Benckiser +44 (0)1753 217800

Richard Joyce

Director, Investor Relations

Andraea Dawson-Shepherd

SVP, Global Corporate Communication & Affairs

Brunswick (Financial PR) +44 (0)20 7404 5959

David Litterick 

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