Cigna logo on building As thehealth care industry continues to be disrupted, Cigna says it isbuying Express Scripts. (Photo: AP)

(Bloomberg) –Cigna Corp. agreed to buy Express Scripts HoldingCo. in an about $54 billion deal that builds on the rapidtransformation of the health-care business as companies andconsumers chafe at rising costs.

The price includes $48.75 in cash and 0.2434 shares of stock ofthe combined company per Express Scripts share, the companies saidin a statement Thursday.

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