UK Stocks-Factors to watch on June 6



June 6 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index .FTSE is seen opening higher on Monday, with futures FFIc1 up 0.88%.

* MELROSE INDUSTRIES: British jet and auto parts supplier Melrose Industries Plc MRON.L agreed to sell its Ergotron unit to funds managed by U.S.-based the Sterling Group for $650 million.

* GSK: British drugmaker GSK GSK.L said on Monday its vaccine, Priorix, was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the prevention of measles, mumps and rubella for those aged one year and above.

* RUSAL-RIO: Rusal RUAL.MM has filed a lawsuit against Rio Tinto RIO.AX , seeking to win back access to its 20% share of the alumina produced at a jointly owned refiner in Queensland.

* SAINSBURY'S: Shareholders in Sainsbury's SBRY.L will get to vote on a resolution at next month's annual meeting.

* UNILEVER: Germany's Flossbach von Storch, a top-10 shareholder of Unilever ULVR.L , is backing Nelson Peltz to bring urgency to the company, it said.

* SHELL: Britain's regulator approved Shell's SHEL.L revised plan to develop a North Sea natural gas field.

* EASYJET: EasyJet EZJ.L cancelled 80 flights due to the ongoing challenging operating environment.

* COUNTRYSIDE: The biggest shareholder in Countryside Partnerships CSPC.L has urged the board to find a buyer for the group, and to include Inclusive Capital in the sales process.

* AIB-NATWEST: Allied Irish Banks AIBG.I will pay NatWest Group NWG.L 5.4 billion euros ($5.75 billion) to acquire its Irish tracker mortgage book.

* FTSE 100: UK stocks edged lower on Wednesday ahead of an extended public holiday weekend, as ex-dividend trading impacted shares of National Grid and Vodafone, while Dr. Martens surged more than 20% after the footwear brand lifted its annual revenue forecast.

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Reporting by Amna Karimi and Sinchita Mitrain Bengaluru

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