Amsterdam, Brussels, Dublin, Lisbon, London, Oslo and Paris – 18 June 2019 – Euronext, the leading pan-European exchange, announces today that it has completed settlement of shares under its offers launched on 14 January 2019 and 31 May 2019. Euronext now owns 97.8% of the total issued and outstanding share capital of Oslo Børs VPS and will fully consolidate Oslo Børs VPS accounts.
The unconditional offer launched by Euronext on 31 May 2019, and recommended by the Board of Directors of Oslo Børs VPS, for all issued and outstanding Shares not already owned by it remains open for Acceptance until 28 June 2019 at 18:30 Central European Time.
Euronext will in due course initiate a compulsory acquisition procedure to acquire any remaining shares not tendered in accordance with the rules of the Norwegian Public Limited Companies Act.
Defined terms with capital letters herein have the meaning as in Euronext’s Offer Document published on 31 May 2019 available on https://www.euronext.com.
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The offer is being made to shareholders resident in the United States in reliance on the Tier I exemption pursuant to Rule 14d-1(c) under the U.S. Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”). Euronext reserves the right to acquire or agree to acquire shares or rights to shares outside the offer during the acceptance period in accordance with applicable law and regulations and the provisions of the exemption provided under Rule 14e-5(b)(10) under the Exchange Act. Any of the purchases referred to in this paragraph may occur either in the open market at prevailing prices or in private transactions at negotiated prices. Information about such purchases will be disclosed as and if required by applicable securities laws.