NO 244 – JUNE 2013

WFE Focus May 2013
Exchange consolidation news

IntercontinentalExchange and NYSE Euronext shareholders approve acquisition by ICE

During respective special meetings, NYSE Euronext’s and IntercontinentalExchange’s shareholders have approved the merger. On one hand, ICE’s stockholders approve the acquisition of NYSE Euronext. Approximately 99.68% of the shares present at the special meeting voted for the approval of the combination, representing 85.05% of ICE’s outstanding common shares. On the other hand, NYSE Euronext’s shareholders approved the combination by a majority of approximately 99% of the shares present at the special meeting.

Oslo Børs merger with Burgundy completed

On 3 June 2013, the merger between Oslo Børs and Burgundy was completed. The marketplace Burgundy has become part of the Oslo Børs’ comprehensive Nordic offering. Thanks to the merger, trading in securities listed in Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland is now available in the Oslo Børs trading system.