February 14, 2019 / 8:20 AM / 6 days ago

CORRECTED (OFFICIAL)-Widex, Sivantos win EU approval for hearing aid merger

(Corrects to revenue not earnings in second paragraph)

COPENHAGEN, Feb 14 (Reuters) - Danish hearing aid maker Widex and German peer Sivantos received approval of their merger application from the EU Commission on Thursday, Widex said in a statement.

The merger creates a company with total revenue of over 1.7 billion euros ($1.92 billion), it said.

The merger is expected to be concluded in early March.

$1 = 0.8872 euros Reporting by Andreas Mortensen; editing by Jason Neely

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