Multiple lines in a single column to be merged as a single line for a record

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Old 08-11-2011
Multiple lines in a single column to be merged as a single line for a record

I have a requirement with,


Single column alone got splitted into multiple lines.

I require the output as

mean to say those new lines to be joined and replaced with angular brackets.
Your help is highly needed at this point. Thanks a lot in advance.
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Old 08-11-2011
One way would be..
awk 'NR>1{s=s$0"<>";next}END{sub(/..$/,"",s);print s}1' inputfile

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