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Executive Summary

Offer to purchase Digene is extended to midnight April 25, with the possibility that the deadline will be further extended. Approximately 10.4 mil. shares of Digene common stock, representing 58% of the total outstanding, have been tendered and not withdrawn pursuant to the offer. Cytyc and Digene each received a formal request for additional information from the Federal Trade Commission following the initial acquisition proposal in mid-February (1"The Gray Sheet" Feb. 25, 2002, p. 3). The firms say they are "responding expeditiously"...

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