Euronext completes the acquisition of Oslo Børs VPS
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EURONEXT COMPLETES THE ACQUISITION OF OSLO BØRS VPS
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.
Euronext is the leading pan-European exchange in the Eurozone, covering Belgium, France, Ireland, The Netherlands, Portugal and the UK. With 1,300 listed issuers worth €3.5 trillion in market capitalisation as of end March 2019, Euronext is an unmatched blue chip franchise that has 24 issuers in the Morningstar® Eurozone 50 Index℠ and a strong diverse domestic and international client base. Euronext operates regulated and transparent equity and derivatives markets and is the largest centre for debt and funds listings in the world. Its total product offering includes Equities, FX, Exchange Traded Funds, Warrants & Certificates, Bonds, Derivatives, Commodities and Indices. Euronext also leverages its expertise in running markets by providing technology and managed services to third parties. In addition to its main regulated market, Euronext also operates Euronext GrowthTM and Euronext AccessTM, simplifying access to listing for SMEs.
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