- AT&T Inc T won a “favorable” ruling from the Internal Revenue Service for the planned merger of its entertainment company WarnerMedia with television conglomerate Discovery Inc DISCA.
- AT&T and Discovery each reported the ruling in a regulatory filing dated December 29.
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- After announcing the deal in May, the companies began a Reverse Morris Trust, enabling AT&T and its partner to complete the process without incurring capital gains taxes.
- AT&T looks to separate WarnerMedia from its other holdings for the merger with New York-based Discovery.
- As per the merger terms, AT&T stockholders will control 71% of the new company, and Discovery’s stockholders will own the other 29%.
- Price Action: DISCA shares traded higher by 7.67% at $25.35, and T shares traded higher by 3.13% at $25.37 on the last check Monday.
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