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IntercontinentalExchange Group, Inc. (NYSE: ICE), the leading global network of exchanges and clearing houses, announced a definitive agreement to acquire Singapore Mercantile Exchange (SMX) in an all-cash transaction. The acquisition will add to ICE's current network of markets and clearing houses in the U.S., Canada, Brazil, the U.K. and continental Europe. 

 

IntercontinentalExchange Group, Inc. (NYSE: ICE), the leading global network of exchanges and clearing houses, announced the successful completion of its previously announced acquisition of NYSE Euronext (NYSE: NYX). The stock-and-cash transaction has a total value of approximately $11 billion. The combination creates the premier operator of global exchanges diversified across a range of asset classes spanning interest rates, equities and equity derivatives, credit derivatives, bonds, foreign exchange, energy, metals and agricultural commodities.

IntercontinentalExchange (NYSE: ICE) provided the following update in regard to its acquisition of NYSE Euronext.

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has approved the acquisition of NYSE Euronext by IntercontinentalExchange.

IntercontinentalExchange (NYSE: ICE) received notification from the European Commission that ICE's proposed acquisition of NYSE Euronext has been approved unconditionally.

The merger between Oslo Børs and Burgundy is now completed and the marketplace Burgundy has become a part of the Oslo Børs’ comprehensive Nordic offering. Trading in securities listed in Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland is available in the Oslo Børs trading system.

Japan Securities Clearing Corporation, a subsidiary of JPX, and Japan Government Bond Clearing Corporation, an affiliate of JPX, started discussions on a merger as disclosed in the release "Start of Discussions on Merger between Japan Securities Clearing Corporation and Japan Government Bond Clearing Corporation" dated March 7, 2013.

Japan Securities Clearing Corporation (hereinafter "JSCC"), a subsidiary of Japan Exchange Group, Inc. (hereinafter "JPX"), and Japan Government Bond Clearing Corporation (hereinafter "JGBCC"), an affiliate of JPX, decided to begin discussions on a merger at the meetings of their respective board of directors.

Oslo Børs ASA signed an agreement in October 2012 to acquire all the shares in Burgundy AB. The shares were acquired on 24 January 2013, and the boards of Oslo Børs and Burgundy have now decided to merge the two companies. The merger will contribute to more efficient organization of the activities of the companies.

 

IntercontinentalExchange (NYSE: ICE), a leading operator of global markets and clearing houses, and NYSE Euronext (NYSE: NYX), the preeminent global equity, equity options and fixed income derivatives market operator, announced a definitive agreement for ICE to acquire NYSE Euronext in a stock-and-cash transaction. The acquisition combines two leading exchange groups to create a premier global exchange operator diversified across markets including agricultural and energy commodities, credit derivatives, equities and equity derivatives, foreign exchange and interest rates. With leading clearing capabilities, the combined company will be well positioned to deliver efficiencies while serving customer demand for clearing and risk management globally.

IntercontinentalExchange (NYSE: ICE), a leading operator of global markets and clearing houses, and NYSE Euronext (NYSE: NYX), the preeminent global equity, equity options and fixed income derivatives market operator, announced a definitive agreement for ICE to acquire NYSE Euronext in a stock-and-cash transaction. The acquisition combines two leading exchange groups to create a premier global exchange operator diversified across markets including agricultural and energy commodities, credit derivatives, equities and equity derivatives, foreign exchange and interest rates. With leading clearing capabilities, the combined company will be well positioned to deliver efficiencies while serving customer demand for clearing and risk management globally.

 

Tokyo Stock Exchange Group, Inc. hereby announces that it received approval for the listing of the stock of Japan Exchange Group, Inc. from the Financial Services Agency. As such, said stock will be listed on the 1st Section of Tokyo Stock Exchange on January 4, 2013.

 

NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:NDAQ) announced the acquisition of 25 percent of the Dutch cash equity and equity derivatives trading venue TOM, The Order Machine. The agreement also includes an option for NASDAQ OMX to acquire an additional 25.1 percent of the remaining shares and secure a majority stake in TOM.

 

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEx) and LME Holdings Limited (LME Holdings), the parent company of The London Metal Exchange Limited (LME), are pleased to announce that the acquisition of the entire issued ordinary share capital of LME Holdings by HKEx has completed. Completion was effected by the delivery of the relevant court orders to the Registrar of Companies for England and Wales.

The board of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited ("HKEx") is pleased to announce that the Financial Services Authority of the United Kingdom ("FSA") has approved HKEx’s acquisition of control over The London Metal Exchange Limited (the "LME") through its indirect wholly-owned subsidiary, HKEx Investment (UK) Limited ("HKEx Investment"), by way of a scheme of arrangement (the "Scheme") and a capital reduction under the United Kingdom’s Companies Act.

 

Tokyo Stock Exchange, Inc. began a tender offer for shares of Osaka Securities Exchange Co., Ltd. on July 11, 2012.

On 5 July 2012, the Tokyo Stock Exchange Group and the Osaka Securities Exchange received approval from the Japan Fair Trade Commission for their business combination.

 

NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:NDAQ) completed the acquisition of NOS Clearing ASA. Regulatory approval and clearance have been obtained and the shareholders of Imarex ASA have approved the transaction. The process of integrating NOS Clearing ASA into the acquiring entity, NASDAQ OMX Stockholm AB, will now be initiated. The objective is that NOS Clearing ASA will be merged into NASDAQ OMX Stockholm AB by the end of 2013. The integration process will unfold in sections.

Mercado a Término de Buenos Aires – MATba (Buenos Aires Futures and Options Exchange) and Bolsa de Valores de Montevideo- BVM (Uruguay’s Stock Exchange) announced that they will create a Futures and Options Exchange in Uruguay.

LCH.Clearnet Group Limited (“LCH.Clearnet”) and London Stock Exchange Group plc (“LSEG”) announce that they have reached agreement on the terms of a recommended cash offer to be made by London Stock Exchange (C) Limited (“LSEC”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of LSEG, for LCH.Clearnet’s Issued Share Capital. On Completion, LSEG will become the majority owner of LCH.Clearnet, holding up to 60 per cent. of LCH.Clearnet’s Issued Share Capital.

- POLPX shares worth almost PLN 180 million have been registered on WSE’s account today;
- The Warsaw Stock Exchange has signed agreements to acquire more blocks of shares in order to reach a target investment of more than 90% in POLPX;
- The WSE diversifies its income, uses synergies, and develops the Polish commodity market.

NYSE Euronext (NYSE: NYX) announced that in light of the decision by the European Commission to block the proposed merger agreement, both companies have agreed to a mutual termination of the business combination agreement originally signed by the Companies on February 15, 2011.

European Commission blocks merger between Deutsche Börse and NYSE Euronext

Deutsche Börse achieves substantial earnings growth in 2011/ Company targeting organic growth/ Key decisions for further growth already made The European Commission today announced that it is prohibiting the planned merger between Deutsche Börse AG and NYSE Euronext because, based on its definition of the market for derivatives trading, it considers the merger to be inadmissible under competition law. Deutsche Börse AG has taken note of the decision with disappointment.

On September 29, 2011, CBOE Stock Exchange (CBSX) announced it had entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the National Stock Exchange, Inc. (NSX). The transaction closed on December 30, 2011, making NSX a wholly-owned subsidiary of CBSX.

On May 4, 2011, Alpha Beta Netherlands Holding N.V. (the “bidder”) published the offer document (the “offer document”) regarding its voluntary public takeover offer (“exchange offer”) to the shareholders of Deutsche Börse Aktiengesellschaft (“Deutsche Börse”) to acquire their shares in Deutsche Börse (ISIN DE0005810055) (“Deutsche Börse Shares”) against a consideration of one share in the bidder (ISIN NL0009766997) for one Deutsche Börse Share. The acceptance period for the exchange offer expired on midnight, at the end of July 13, 2011 (Central European Daylight Savings Time), the additional acceptance period for the exchange offer expired on midnight, at the end of August 1, 2011 (Central European Daylight Savings Time). The period pursuant to Section 39c of the German Securities Acquisition and Takeover Act (Wertpapiererwerbs- und Übernahmegesetz) expired midnight at the end of November 4, 2011 (Central European Time).

NYSE Euronext (NYSE:NYX) announced that the Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) has cleared the proposed combination between NYSE Euronext and Deutsche Börse AG (XETRA: DB1).

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* Agreement regarding Business Combination between Osaka Securities Exchange Co., Ltd. and Tokyo Stock Exchange Group, Inc.
* Business Combination of Tokyo Stock Exchange Group and Osaka Securities Exchange

Within the framework of establishing single listing platform, specialists of MICEX Stock Exchange and OJSC RTS are making a combined list of securities admitted to trading. Extra four corporate issuers and two management companies with securities admitted to trading only in OJSC RTS or with higher quotation level in OJSC RTS than in MICEX SE, have passed the listing procedure for their securities to trade on MICEX SE.

On November 21, 2011 as a further step towards integration of cash equities markets of MICEX and RTS tickers of securities admitted to trading on both exchanges will be unified.

The Luxembourger Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (CSSF) has approved the merger of Deutsche Börse and NYSE Euronext. This represents an important supervisory milestone for the merger at Deutsche Börse Group’s important Luxembourg location.

LCH.Clearnet Group Limited confirms that it has entered into exclusive discussions with London Stock Exchange Group plc regarding a possible transaction.

The Exchange Council of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange has discussed the planned merger of Deutsche Börse with the New York Stock Exchange in an additional meeting. Particular attention was given to various legal and economic studies and their conclusions. The focus of the meeting related to stock exchange legislation and macroeconomic issues concerning the merger. The Exchange Council is convinced of a positive outcome of the exchange supervisory authority’s shareholder control procedure.

CBOE Stock Exchange (CBSX) announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the National Stock Exchange, Inc. (NSX), an all-electronic stock exchange which is owned primarily by several nationally-known broker-dealers. The acquisition will allow CBSX to expand its footprint in the securities exchange space by wholly owning and operating a second exchange.

The London Stock Exchange Group and Singapore Exchange have reportedly had talks about a joint bid for the London Metal Exchange.

The joint meeting of the MICEX SE’s Index Committee and the RTS Index Committee, held on September 22, discussed the principles and stages of integration of the MICEX and RTS indices. During the discussion, participants in the meeting worked out recommendations and agreed on the main actions to be taken in respect of both index exchanges.

Germany’s Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) has approved the merger of Deutsche Börse and NYSE Euronext. With BaFin’s decision, the merger has reached an important regulatory milestone in Germany.

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(12 October 2011, Johannesburg) Leaders from more than 60 of the world’s foremost exchanges gathered in Johannesburg, South Africa, this week for the 51st General Assembly and Annual Meeting of the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE), the association of regulated stock, futures, and options exchanges. WFE develops and promotes high regulatory standards in markets to assure their transparency, fairness, and certainty of execution.