At today’s Special Meeting, the stockholders of NxStage Medical, Inc. approved the adoption of the previously announced merger agreement with Fresenius Medical Care, with approximately 72% of outstanding shares having voted in favor of the transaction. This corresponds to approximately 94% of the votes cast at the Special Meeting. The approval of the merger agreement fulfills an important condition for the full acquisition of NxStage Medical, Inc. The transaction remains subject to additional customary closing conditions, including regulatory review under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act in the United States.

Through the acquisition of NxStage, Fresenius Medical Care aims at further growth in home dialysis and in the critical care area. On August 7, 2017, Fresenius Medical Care announced it would acquire NxStage (NASDAQ: NXTM), a U.S.-based medical technology company focused on advancing renal care, for USD 30.00 per share, equivalent to a total transaction value of approximately EUR* 1.7 billion (USD 2.0 billion).

*Based on an exchange rate of 0.849 USD/EUR as per 5 August 2017.