Dana Inc. To Merge With UK Company

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MAUMEE, Ohio - Dana Inc. announced Friday they agreed to a merger with the Driveline division of GKN plc to create Dana plc. 

Under terms of the agreements, Dana shareholders will own approximately 52.75 percent of the company with GKN shareholders owning 47.25 percent.

"This transformative and strategic transaction solidifies Dana as a world leader in vehicle drive systems and establishes a leading position in electric propulsion, which we see as the future of vehicle drivetrains," said James Kamsickas, president and CEO of Dana.  "We have a long history of partnering with GKN, and the companies possess similar cultures and exceptionally talented people.  Our highly complementary businesses share a deep understanding of our customers' long-term requirements.  We look forward to welcoming GKN Driveline into the Dana family and to delivering value and growth to our shareholders."

The combined companies had global sales of $13.4 billion last year.

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