IntercontinentalExchange (NYSE: ICE) and NYSE Euronext (NYSE: NYX) today announced the expiration of the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Antitrust Improvements Act in connection with the proposed combination of the two companies. The waiting period expired Friday, February 15.
Expiration of the HSR waiting period satisfies one of the regulatory requirements for completion of the merger. The transaction remains subject to additional regulatory requirements, as described in the Registration Statement on Form S-4 filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including competition approvals in Europe.
ICE announced the proposed acquisition of NYSE Euronext on December 20, 2012 following unanimous approval by the companies' respective boards of directors.
About NYSE Euronext
NYSE Euronext (NYX) is a leading global operator of financial markets and provider of innovative trading technologies. The company's exchanges in Europe and the United States trade equities, futures, options, fixed-income and exchange-traded products. With approximately 8,000 listed issues (excluding European Structured Products), NYSE Euronext's equities markets - the New York Stock Exchange, NYSE Euronext, NYSE MKT, NYSE Alternext and NYSE Arca - represent one-third of the world’s equities trading, the most liquidity of any global exchange group. NYSE Euronext also operates NYSE Liffe, one of the leading European derivatives businesses and the world's second-largest derivatives business by value of trading. The company offers comprehensive commercial technology, connectivity and market data products and services through NYSE Technologies. NYSE Euronext is in the S&P 500 index. For more information, please visit:
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