CBOE Holdings' acquisition of Bats to close today

February 28, 2017 11:28 AM

CBOE Holdings, Inc. and Bats Global Markets Inc. announced today that the companies expect to complete CBOE Holdings' acquisition of Bats Global Markets on Feb. 28, 2017.

Earlier this month, CBOE Holdings received its final remaining regulatory approval from the United Kingdom's Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), meaning that all U.S. and European regulatory clearances and approvals relating to the transaction have been received. Completion of the transaction remains subject to customary closing conditions.

CBOE's purchase puts that exchange firmly into the international arena now.

CBOE Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: CBOE) announced today that it will join the S&P 500, effective at the open of trading on Wednesday, March 1.

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