CBOE Holdings stockholders approve share issuance in Bats merger

At a special meeting of stockholders of CBOE Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBOE) held yesterday, CBOE Holdings stockholders voted in favor of a proposal to approve the issuance of shares of CBOE Holdings common stock pursuant to the previously announced Agreement and Plan of Merger by and among CBOE Holdings, two wholly-owned subsidiaries of CBOE Holdings and Bats Global Markets, Inc.

Bats stockholders also approved the proposal to adopt the Agreement and Plan of Merger at a special meeting of Bats stockholders.

Completion of the transaction remains subject to the receipt of certain regulatory approvals and the satisfaction or waiver of customary closing conditions. CBOE Holdings expects the transaction to close by the end of the first quarter of 2017.

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