IntercontinentalExchange, a leading operator of global markets and clearing houses, announced the results of the special meeting of stockholders today to approve ICE's acquisition of NYSE Euronext. ICE stockholders approved the agreement to acquire NYSE Euronext, with approximately 99.68% of the shares present at the special meeting voted for the approval of the combination, representing 85.05% of ICE's outstanding common shares. All other proposals passed with an average of 97% of the shares present at the special meeting voting for each of the governance-related proposals and the adjournment proposal.
"The overwhelming approval by our shareholders confirms our belief that the combined company will be even better positioned to serve customers by combining our respective areas of expertise to create value for our customers and shareholders," said ICE Chairman and CEO Jeffrey C. Sprecher.
ICE announced the proposed acquisition of NYSE Euronext on December 20, 2012 following unanimous approval by the companies' respective boards of directors. Completion of the combination is subject to approval by relevant competition and other regulatory authorities in the U.S. and Europe, as well as customary closing conditions.