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The law firms of Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP and Grant & Eisenhofer P.A. announce pendency of class action in In

    The law firms of Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP and Grant &
 Eisenhofer P.A. announce pendency of class action in In re Merck & Co., Inc.
                    Vytorin / Zetia Securities Litigation

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, Jan. 25, 2013

NEW YORK, Jan. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT

FOR THE DISTRICT OF NEW JERSEY


                                        Civil Action No. 08-2177 (DMC) (JAD)
IN RE MERCK & CO., INC. VYTORIN / ZETIA
SECURITIES LITIGATION                   



SUMMARY NOTICE OF PENDENCY OF CLASS ACTION

To: All persons and entities that purchased or acquired Merck & Co., Inc.
("Merck") common stock, or call options, and/or sold Merck put options, during
the period between December 6, 2006 through and including March 28, 2008, and
who did not sell their stock and/or options on or before January 14, 2008, and
who were damaged thereby (the "Class").

YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED, pursuant to Rule 23 of the Federal Rules of Civil
Procedure and an Order of the United States District Court for the District of
New Jersey, that the above-captioned action (the "Action") has been certified
as a class action.

IF YOU ARE A MEMBER OF THE CLASS, YOUR RIGHTS WILL BE AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION.
A full printed Notice of Pendency of Class Action is currently being mailed to
known Class Members. If you have not yet received a full printed Notice, you
may obtain copies of this document by downloading it from
www.merckvytorinsecuritieslitigation.com or by contacting the Notice
Administrator:

In re Merck & Co., Inc. Vytorin / Zetia Securities Litigation
P.O. Box 4178
Portland, OR 97208-4178
(877) 866-5915

If you did not receive the Notice by mail, and you are and decide to remain a
member of the Class, please send your name and address to the Notice
Administrator so that if any further notices are disseminated in connection
with the Action, you will receive them.

Inquiries, other than requests for the Notice, may be made to Class Counsel:

Salvatore J. Graziano        Jay W. Eisenhofer
BERNSTEIN LITOWITZ BERGER  Daniel L. Berger
& GROSSMANN LLP             GRANT & EISENHOFER P.A.
1285 Avenue of the Americas 485 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10019         New York, NY 10017
(800) 380-8496              (646) 722-8500

If you are a Class Member, you have the right to decide whether to remain a
member of the Class. If you choose to remain a member of the Class, you do not
need to do anything at this time other than to retain your documentation
reflecting your transactions and holdings in Merck common stock and options
during the period from December 6, 2006 through and including March 28, 2008. 
You will automatically be included in the Class. If you are a Class Member and
do not exclude yourself from the Class, you will be bound by the proceedings
in the Action, including all past, present and future orders and judgments of
the Court, whether favorable or unfavorable.

If you ask to be excluded from the Class, you will not be bound by any
judgment in the Action, and you will not be eligible to receive a share of any
money which might be recovered for the benefit of the Class. To exclude
yourself from the Class, you must submit a written request for exclusion
postmarked no later than March 1, 2013 in accordance with the instructions set
forth in the full printed Notice. Pursuant to Rule 23(e)(4) of the Federal
Rules of Civil Procedure, it is within the Court's discretion whether to allow
a second opportunity to request exclusion from the Class if there is a
settlement or judgment in the Action. The trial in the Action has been
scheduled by the Court to begin on March 4, 2013.

Further information may be obtained by directing your inquiry in writing to
the Notice Administrator.

BY ORDER OF THE COURT
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF NEW JERSEY

SOURCE United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
 
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