ATLANTA, June 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- IntercontinentalExchange (NYSE: ICE), a leading operator of global markets and clearing houses, today received notification from the European Commission that ICE's proposed acquisition of NYSE Euronext has been approved unconditionally. The completion of the transaction is subject to final approval from the Euronext College of Regulators, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and other national financial regulators.
Said Jeffrey C. Sprecher, ICE Chairman and CEO: "We welcome the decision by the European Commission. We will continue to work with the relevant national regulators during the process of reviewing and completing the transaction."
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