Merger of Deutsche Börse Group and London Stock Exchange Group - Final acceptance ratio: 89.04 per cent of all Deutsche Börse shares tendered

Frankfurt and London - 17 August 2016

Following analysis of all shares tendered for exchange, Deutsche Börse AG has determined a final acceptance ratio for the Exchange Offer of HLDCO123 PLC ("HoldCo") of 89.04 per cent. On 1 June 2016, HoldCo published its voluntary public takeover offer in the form of an exchange offer to the shareholders of Deutsche Börse for acquiring all registered no-par-value shares in Deutsche Börse AG. The additional acceptance period ended on 12 August 2016, 24:00 CEST. 

Carsten Kengeter, Chief Executive Officer of Deutsche Börse, said: “I would like to thank our shareholders for their clear support of this merger. We will now focus on achieving the necessary regulatory and anti-trust approvals. This merger will create a globally competitive market infrastructure group benefitting our customers, shareholders and the wider economy." 

The transaction is still subject to a number of closing conditions, including merger control clearance by the EU Commission as well as approval by financial, securities and other regulatory authorities. 

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