Sample Merger Announcement: What is Changing in Human Resources, Finance and Procurement, Information Technology, and Legal

Human Resources

Code of Conduct

  • The Acquirer US Code of Conduct describes expectations for legal and ethical business behavior for all Acquirer employees
  • Acquirer Code of Conduct will be in place Day 1 for all Acquired Co. employees
  • All employees should read, sign and return to manager within 30 days
  • Direct questions to HR or [email protected]­

Confidentiality & Inventions Letter (C&I)

  • Allows an employee to acknowledge his/her understanding of obligations related to confidential information and inventions while working for Acquirer
  • All employees should read, sign and return to manager within 30 days
  • Direct questions to HR or [email protected]

Ethics Compliance Line

  • Secure and confidential reporting of ethics violations or Code of Conduct breaches
  • In place for all employees beginning Day 1

Hiring & Staffing

  • No salaried hiring until Organizational Structure is complete (~90 days) without approval from VP of HR and business line vice president

Finance and Procurement

Financial Reporting

  • Acquirer system will be implemented for month-end reporting
  • New timelines for close reporting and operations reviews ...


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Human Resources

Finance & Procurement

Information Technology

Safety & Environmental

Legal