Merge delays filing annual financials with SEC
Merge Healthcare is delaying the filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) of its annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended Dec. 31, 2007.

The delay is a result of the company’s restatement of its 2006 Annual Report on Form 10-K and first quarter 2007 Quarterly Report on Form 2007 10-Q, which caused the Company to be late in filing its second and third quarter 2007 Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, according to the Milwaukee-based company.

Merge said its restatement is now complete, but the delay in filing the 2007 Quarterly Reports has caused it to be unable to file the 2007 Form 10-K by the March 17 deadline.

The company said it will file with the SEC a Form 12b-25 Notification of Late Filing relating to the delay in filing the 2007 Form 10-K and indicating that the filing will be made within the permitted 15-day period.

Accordingly, the company said it expects to file the 2007 Form 10-K by no later than April 1.