Share class of Deutsche Börse AG to be replaced
On Friday, Deutsche Börse announced unscheduled changes to the DAX index. Deutsche Börse AG’s tendered share class (ISIN DE000A2AA253) will be replaced with the prior share class of Deutsche Börse AG (ISIN DE0005810055). The changes are a result of today’s announcement on the reversal of the transaction between Deutsche Börse and London Stock Exchange plc due to the prohibition of the merger by the EU Commission. The change of the share class will become effective as of 4 April 2017.
Due to the terminated merger, the free float of Deutsche Börse AG will change by more than 10 percentage points. According to the rules in the Guide to the Equity Indices of Deutsche Börse AG, the company’s free float will be adjusted in the index from the current 86.14 percent to 96.79 percent. The free float adjustment will become effective as of 5 April 2017.
The next scheduled index review is 6 June 2017.
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