Disney to pay Lucas in cash and shares

Disney will pay about half in cash and issue about 40 million shares at closing for the acquisition of the film studio known for the iconic "Star Wars" movies, Reuters reported.

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Disney buys Star Wars

Disney is to buy LucasFilm in a deal worth more than £2.5 billion, the company said. A Disney statement confirmed that the takeover would mean that the Star Wars franchise will now be owned by the company founded by Walt Disney in 1923.