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Google Deal Said to Have $2.5 Billion Reverse Breakup Fee

Google Inc. agreed to pay Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. $2.5 billion if it fails to close the purchase of the mobile-phone maker, said a person with knowledge of the situation, a fee more than six times the typical amount.

Google would pay Motorola Mobility the reverse breakup fee under certain circumstances, said the person, who declined to be identified because the detail hasn’t been disclosed. Google agreed to buy Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion today.