MUTUAL AGREEMENT

Saturday 30 November 1996

US haemophiliacs who contracted the AIDS virus from contaminated blood-clotting products have decided to accept a tentative US $650 million class action settlement of the lawsuit brought against the companies involved in the issue. Nearly 6,500 haemophiliacs have decided to join the settlement plan, of whom about 800 had earlier initiated legal action. Meanwhile, about 380 haemophiliacs have filed fresh lawsuits. However, the concerned compa nies, including Baxter International Inc, Bayer AG and Rhone-Poulenc Rorer Inc, have yet to decide about joining the settlement plan.

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