Shareholder support now 95% for DB, NYSE merger

From a press release issued by Deutsche Borse...

3. August 2011 -- Deutsche Börse: By the end of the acceptance period on 1 August (midnight, CEST) 2011, 186,060,779 shares in Deutsche Börse were tendered under the exchange offer made by Alpha Beta Netherlands Holding N.V. to the shareholders of Deutsche Börse AG, which relates to the planned combination of Deutsche Börse AG and NYSE Euronext. This corresponds to an acceptance rate of 95,41 percent of the total number of Deutsche Börse shares.

If also the final acceptance rate exceeds 95 percent, shareholders of Deutsche Börse AG, who have not yet accepted the exchange offer made by Alpha Beta Netherlands Holding N.V., still may elect to do so at unchanged conditions and exchange their shares for shares in Alpha Beta Netherlands Holding N.V. even after expiry of the additional offer acceptance period on 1 August 2011. Pursuant to Section 39c German Takeover Act such election has to be made within a period of three months after the expiry of the additional offer acceptance period of the exchange offer and the compliance with the disclosure requirements pursuant to Section 23 para. 1 sentence 1 no. 4 and sentence 2 German Takeover Act, i.e. until November 4, 2011 (midnight, CET).

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