Merger of Deutsche Börse Group and LSEG: Final acceptance ratio: 89.04% of all Deutsche Börse shares tendered

Following analysis of all shares tendered for exchange, Deutsche Börse AG has determined a final acceptance ratio for the Exchange Offer of HLDCO123 PLC (HoldCo) of 89.04%.

On June 1, 2016, HoldCo has published its voluntary public takeover offer in the form of an exchange offer to the shareholders of Deutsche Börse for acquiring all registered no-par-value shares in Deutsche Börse AG. The additional acceptance period ended on August 12, 2016.

Carsten Kengeter, Deutsche Boerse Group

Carsten Kengeter, Deutsche Börse

Carsten Kengeter, Chief Executive Officer of Deutsche Börse, said:

I would like to thank our shareholders for their clear support of this merger. We will now focus on achieving the necessary regulatory and anti-trust approvals. This merger will create a globally competitive market infrastructure group benefitting our customers, shareholders and the wider economy.”

The transaction is still subject to a number of closing conditions, including merger control clearance by the EU Commission as well as approval by financial, securities and other regulatory authorities.

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