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Halifax and BoS on target for September merger

Halifax and Bank of Scotland expect to merge on September 10 subject to shareholder approval.

Bank of Scotland will hold an emergency meeting to consider ratification of the merger on July 24, with Halifax holding its EGM the next day. Shareholders will be sent voting packs next week.

The new company will be called HBOS, and will be worth around £28bn.

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