FTC Gives Early Okay to Corn Products' NSPI Buy

August 18/Westchester, Ill./Business Wire -- Corn Products International Inc. announced that the Federal Trade Commission has granted early termination of the Hart-Scott-Rodino waiting period with respect to the company's planned acquisition of National Starch, a wholly owned subsidiary of Akzo Nobel.

Corn Products anticipates the transaction will close in late September or early October, subject to clearance in a number of other jurisdictions.

From the August 30, 2010, Prepared Foods E-dition