Business Objects, the world's leading provider of business intelligence (BI) solutions, announced it has completed the acquisition of Crystal Decisions. The transaction was approved by Business Objects shareholders at the shareholders' meeting held in Paris, France.

Under terms of the acquisition agreement, Business Objects will issue approximately 26.8 million ordinary shares, based on the treasury share method, in respect of Crystal Decisions common shares and stock options outstanding immediately prior to the closing, and will pay approximately $307.6 million in cash to former Crystal Decisions stockholders. Based on the closing price of Business Objects' shares on the last trading day prior to the closing, the aggregate value of the transaction is approximately $1.2 billion.

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