On October 1, 2005,
The Gillette Company finalized its
purchase by Procter & Gamble.
As a result of this merger, the
Gillette Company no longer exists.
Its last day of market trading -
symbol G on the New York Stock Exchange
- was September 30, 2005. The merger
created the world's largest personal
care and household products company.
Before the merger, Gillette had
grown to become a leading global
supplier of products under a variety
of brands. In addition to Gillette,
the company marketed under Braun,
Duracell and Oral-B, among others.