Sunday 28 March 1999
In 1992, I inherited some British American Tobacco (BAT) shares from a relative who had died of cancer. I sold these and bought Wellcome shares. When the company was taken over by Glaxo in 1995, I received cash and Glaxo shares. I invested the cash in more Glaxo shares. At the time of the takeover, Glaxo shares stood at pounds 6.90. GlaxoWellcome shares are now over pounds 19.
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- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more
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