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Newmont shareholders OK $10 bln Goldcorp takeover, creating biggest gold producer
TORONTO, April 11 (Reuters) - Newmont Mining shareholders supported the companyâ€™s $10 billion takeover of Goldcorp Inc on Thursday, creating the worldâ€™s biggest gold producer with assets across the Americas, Africa and Australia.
About 98 percent of votes at a special meeting supported Newmontâ€™s proposal to issue new stock to fund its takeover of Goldcorp, the Denver-based company said in an e-mailed statement. Toronto-based Goldcorpâ€™s investors voted to approve the acquisition last week. (Reporting By Nichola Saminather Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)