March 6, 2017 / 8:35 AM / a year ago

BRIEF-Standard Life CEO Skeoch says its shareholders positive on merger with Aberdeen

March 6 (Reuters) - Standard Life/Aberdeen Asset Management merger

* Ceo keith skeoch says “we want to talk to our people first” about job losses related to standard life/aberdeen merger

* Ceo martin gilbert says he and skeoch have “complementary skills” as co-ceos of merged firm

* Ceo keith skeoch says serious conversations on deal began in early january

* Ceo martin gilbert says major shareholders mufj and lloyds put no pressure on aberdeen to do deal

* Ceo keith skeoch says standard life shareholders he has spoken to are positive and supportive of deal

* Ceo martin gilbert says only around 4 clients overlap in standard life, aberdeen top 50 clients Further company coverage:

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