This press release uses a format that is generally accepted by most media. The release should be double-spaced. Keep it brief and in inverted-pyramid style: most important news first, secondary news next, etc. If the story runs on to a second page, identify your story in the upper left-hand corner. End the release with three # symbols bottom-center.
Contact: <contact information>
<DATELINE>--<business name> has purchased <company name> of <location> for <purchase price>. The acquisition of <company name> by <business name> <effect of acquisition>.
<details of merger>
For more information, please contact <contact person> at <contact number>.