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December 21, 2006 | From Bloomberg News
M&F Worldwide Corp., the holding company controlled by billionaire Ron Perelman, agreed to buy John H. Harland Co. for $1.7 billion to combine the second- and third-biggest U.S. check-printing companies. M&F said it would pay $52.75 a share for Decatur, Ga.-based Harland, 19% higher than its closing price Tuesday. The transaction pairs Harland, the second-biggest check printer, with Clarke American, which M&F bought last year for $800 million. Harland shares jumped $5.84 to $50.31.
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December 21, 2006 | From Bloomberg News
M&F Worldwide Corp., the holding company controlled by billionaire Ron Perelman, agreed to buy John H. Harland Co. for $1.7 billion to combine the second- and third-biggest U.S. check-printing companies. M&F said it would pay $52.75 a share for Decatur, Ga.-based Harland, 19% higher than its closing price Tuesday. The transaction pairs Harland, the second-biggest check printer, with Clarke American, which M&F bought last year for $800 million. Harland shares jumped $5.84 to $50.31.
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March 28, 1990 | From Associated Press
The nation's second-largest check-printing company is offering checks with personalized, political messages for consumers who care about abortion, AIDS and other issues. Any of 21 messages offered by John H. Harland Co. can be printed on a banner in the middle of the check. On abortion, people may opt for "Pro Choice" or "Pro Life." Those interested in the environment may proclaim "Stop Nuclear Power" or "Alternative Energy."
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July 22, 1992 | LYNN SIMROSS
They're a familiar sight at stadiums and outdoor concerts: people juggling coolers, tote bags and seat cushions and wishing they had a third hand to carry all the stuff. Hide-N-Seat pack, a stadium cushion that unzips into a 14x15-inch bag, is useful to carry food, jackets and other belongings. When emptied, it becomes a comfortable cushion. The combination bag/seat is made of water- and mildew-resistant nylon and comes in red, royal blue or black with a white HNS logo.
BUSINESS
March 25, 1988 | MARIA L. La GANGA, Times Staff Writer
An Atlanta-based check-printing company has agreed to buy Scantron, a Tustin firm that manufactures test-scoring equipment and forms, in a stock swap valued at about $74 million, Scantron officials said Thursday. Scantron will be merged into the John H. Harland Co. in a deal that should be final by the end of June, said John T. Saunders, Scantron's president and chief executive. Saunders said there are no plans to move the 16-year-old company or lay off any of its 420 employees.
BUSINESS
May 15, 1992 | JAMES M. GOMEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hey, graduates! Up to your tassels in those Scantron brown-and-white automated testing forms? Think you'll see the last of those little multiple-choice ovals once you finish this semester's final exams and pick up your diplomas? NOT! If Tom Hoag has his way, the business world will soon be organized, catalogued, inventoried and surveyed with a forest of No. 2 pencils and his company's ubiquitous forms. "We have instant name recognition with students," said Hoag, president of Scantron Corp.
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