Philips buys Sonicare

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Royal Philips Electronics, Amsterdam, acquired Optiva Corp., Seattle, marketer of personal care appliances including Sonicare power toothbrushes. Optiva will merge with Philips' Domestic Appliances & Personal Care unit. Terms of the sale, which is subject to regulatory and other approvals, were not disclosed.

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