On September 19, 2013 Agilent announced plans to separate into two industry-leading public companies, one in life sciences, diagnostics and applied markets (LDA) that will retain the Agilent name, and the other comprised of the electronic measurement businesses that has been named Keysight Technologies.
Bill Sullivan will be president and CEO of Agilent. Ron Nersesian has assumed those roles for Keysight. The separation is expected to take place through a tax-free spinoff of Keysight to Agilent shareholders and is targeted to be completed in early November 2014.
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Agilent Fast Facts
Net Revenue FY 13
U.S. $6.8 billion
Number of Employees
William P. (Bill) Sullivan
Agilent President and CEO
Executive Vice President, Agilent
President and Chief Executive Officer, Keysight Technologies
Santa Clara, California
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