Amsterdam, Brussels, Dublin, Lisbon, London and Paris – 6 May 2019 – Euronext, the leading pan-European exchange, announces today that it is amending its Offer to acquire Oslo Børs VPS’s outstanding shares by extending the Acceptance Period thereof. As a result, Euronext will continue to receive and accept acceptances of the Offer up to 31 May 2019 at 18:00 Central European Time. All other terms of its Offer as revised remain unchanged.
As previously announced on 8 April 2019, Euronext received the Norwegian Financial Supervisory Authority's (Finanstilsynet) advice to the Norwegian Ministry of Finance, recommending that Euronext should be approved as a suitable owner of up to 100% of the capital of Oslo Børs VPS, as applied for, without ownership or other restrictions. Euronext currently awaits final approval from the Norwegian Ministry of Finance that is expected mid-May 2019.
Euronext also reconfirms that it will ensure that all remaining shareholders will get an opportunity to tender their shares to Euronext on the same terms in connection with or following such final regulatory approval and fulfilment of all offer conditions, through an extended, new or re-opened offer.
Defined terms with capital letters herein have the meaning as in Euronext’s Offer Document published on 14 January 2019 and available on www.euronext.com.