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Essilor to Buy 70 Percent Stake of Turkish Eyeglass Makers

February 21, 2012

Feb. 20 (Bloomberg) -- Essilor International SA, the French maker of eyeglass lenses, will buy 70 percent of Yeda Tora Optik Sanayi & Ticaret AS and Ipek Optik Urunleri Sanayi & Ticaret AS, Turkey’s antitrust agency said on its website.

Yeda and Ipek, which make eyeglass lenses, are sister companies, the filing on the Ankara-based agency’s website said.

--Editor: Chris Peterson

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