12/21/2006

Colgate-Palmolive will sell its Canadian and Latin American bleach brands to Clorox, the company announced Wednesday. The sale, which requires regulatory approval, includes the Javex, Agua Jane and Nevex brands, and the license of the Ajax brand. Colgate plans to divest itself of noncore businesses and focus on oral and personal-care products, said Chief Executive Reuben Mark.

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