September 3/White Plains, N.Y./PRNewswire-FirstCall -- Bunge Limited announced that the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 relating to Bunge's proposed merger with Corn Products International Inc. has expired, thereby satisfying a condition to the closing of the transaction.

The transaction remains subject to the satisfaction of other customary closing conditions, including receipt of non-U.S. regulatory clearances, as well as approval by the shareholders of both companies. The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2008.

From the September 15, 2008, Prepared Foods e-Flash