/R E P E A T -- Video B-Roll available via CNW - Merck and Schering-Plough to
Complete Merger/

New Merck Will Begin Combined Operations on November 4th, 2009

TORONTO, Nov. 3 /CNW/ - The following video is available by satellite:


Earlier today, Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE: MRK) and Schering-Plough Corporation (NYSE: SGP) announced that they will complete their merger. The companies will begin combined operations tomorrow, November 4, 2009. As previously announced, Schering-Plough will change its name to Merck and its common stock will trade under the ticker symbol "MRK" on the New York Stock Exchange.

This announcement follows clearance from regulatory authorities in China and Mexico. The merger of local Merck and Schering-Plough entities may be pending in other jurisdictions and integration is subject to completion of various local legal and regulatory obligations.


    -   Exterior shots of Merck corporate building
    -   Manufacturing footage
    -   Medicine and vaccinations
    -   Scientists researching, at a lab, on the computer, interacting with
        each other


    Satellite Feed Coordinates:

    TIME OF FEED:        7:30pm - 7:45pm EST
    DATE OF FEED:        Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009
    CO-ORDINATES:        Anik F2 / 3B C-Band (DL3820V)
    * For technical assistance DURING the satellite feed, please contact
        Medialink Satellite Operations: 212-812-7134

    SECOND FEED TIME:    7:00am - 7:15am EST
    DATE OF SECOND FEED: Wednesday, November 4th, 2009
    CO-ORDINATES:        Anik F2 / 3B C-Band (DL3820V)
    * For technical assistance DURING the satellite feed, please contact
        Crawford Uplink: 678-421-6604


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Broadcasters: Please courtesy Merck.


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