Merck elects Thomas Glocer to board of directors

WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J. Merck & Co. announced Monday that the chief executive officer of Reuters will be joining its board of directors.

Thomas Glocer, will become one of 11 outside directors for the company’s 12-member board. Though Glocer will join the board Tuesday, he stands for election by the company’s stockholders in April 2008.

Glocer joined Reuters in New York in 1993 and held several chief executive positions within the company. He was named chief executive officer of Reuters Group PLC in July 2001.

Prior to joining Reuters, Glocer was a mergers and acquisitions lawyer with Davis Polk & Wardwell in New York, Paris and Tokyo.

Glocer is currently a member of the International Advisory Board of British American Business, the Advisory Board of the Judge Institute of Management at Cambridge University, the European Business Leaders Council, the Corporate Advisory Group of Tate Britain and The Madison Council of the Library of Congress. He is also active in several public education initiatives in New York City and London.

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