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Starz, Lions Gate seeking shareholder approval for proposed merger

Lions GateEntertainment Corp. and Starz are seeking approval from their respectiveshareholders for the proposed merger deal between the two companies.

Lions Gate in June agreed to buy Starz in a cash-and-stockdeal worth $4.4billion. The boards of both companies have already approved the deal. The dealalso receivedclearance from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and the Justice Department.

The companies have not yet disclosed the dates of themeetings.