Rockwell Collins' shareowners vote for acquisition by UTC

Rockwell Collins, Inc. (NYSE: COL) has announced its shareowners overwhelmingly approved the proposed acquisition of Rockwell Collins by United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX), the company said.

More than 96 percent of all votes cast, representing more than 72 percent of all shares of common stock outstanding on the record date for the special meeting, were in favor of the transaction.

Upon satisfaction of required regulatory and other customary closing conditions, Rockwell Collins will be combined with UTC Aerospace Systems to create a new United Technologies business called Collins Aerospace Systems. The proposed transaction is expected to close by the third quarter of 2018.

A full description of the proposed transaction is included in the proxy statement for the special meeting available through the Securities and Exchange Commission website at or on the Investor Relations section of

United Technologies Corp., based in Farmington, Connecticut, provides high technology products and services to the building and aerospace industries. By combining a passion for science with precision engineering, the company is creating smart, sustainable solutions the world needs.

Rockwell Collins is a provider of aviation and high-integrity solutions for commercial and military customers around the world. Every day we help pilots safely and reliably navigate to the far corners of the earth; keep warfighters aware and informed in battle; deliver millions of messages for airlines and airports; and help passengers stay connected and comfortable throughout their journey. As experts in flight deck avionics, cabin electronics, cabin interiors, information management, mission communications, and simulation and training, we offer a comprehensive portfolio of products and services that can transform our customers´ futures. To find out more, visit