NYSE Shareholders Bless $8.2B ICE Deal

Law360, Chicago (June 3, 2013, 3:20 PM EDT) -- NYSE Euronext shareholders on Monday voted by a landslide to approve IntercontinentalExchange Inc.’s purchase of the iconic exchange operator, leaving clearance from U.S. and European regulators as the last major hurdle to closing the $8.2 billion deal.

Preliminary results from a special meeting in New York indicate that 99 percent of the votes were cast in favor of the deal with Atlanta-based ICE, with 64 percent of shares present, according to a statement from NYSE.

"We are grateful that our shareholders have overwhelmingly recognized the opportunity...
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