NYSE Shareholders Approve Deutsche Boerse Merger

Law360, New York (July 7, 2011, 11:48 AM EDT) -- Voting shareholders of NYSE Euronext overwhelmingly supported Deutsche Boerse AG's proposed takeover of the exchange, with 96 percent of those who voted giving the green light to the megamerger, the Big Board owner announced Thursday.

Owners of more than 65 percent of NYSE's total outstanding shares voted in favor, the New York-based exchange said.

“This approval is an important milestone in our path to completing this combination, bringing us one step closer to creating the premier global venue for capital-raising and a world leader in derivatives...
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