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Tuesday 07 February, 2017

LondonStockExGroup

Information Update

RNS Number : 1780W
London Stock Exchange Group PLC
07 February 2017
 

NOT FOR RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, IN OR INTO OR FROM THE UNITED STATES OR ANY OTHER JURISDICTION WHERE TO DO SO WOULD CONSTITUTE A VIOLATION OF THE RELEVANT LAWS OF SUCH JURISDICTION.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

7 February 2017

RECOMMENDED ALL-SHARE MERGER BETWEEN LONDON STOCK EXCHANGE GROUP PLC AND DEUTSCHE BÖRSE AG

Information update

 

Pursuant to Rule 24.16(c) of the City Code, London Stock Exchange Group plc ("LSEG") and Deutsche Börse AG ("Deutsche Börse") have provided an update to the Takeover Panel on the aggregate fees and expenses expected to be incurred by HLDCO123 plc ("HoldCo"), LSEG and Deutsche Börse in connection with the Merger, as outlined in Appendix A.

The revised estimates reflect fees and expenses for additional work due to the lengthy process in relation to the EU Merger Regulation process, the regulatory approval process and other matters in connection with the Merger, including the proposed sale of LCH SA to Euronext N.V., as announced on 3 January 2017.

Unless otherwise defined, all capitalised terms used but not defined in this announcement shall have the meaning given to them in the prospectus published by HLDCO123 PLC on 1 June 2016 in connection with the Merger.

 

Enquiries

London Stock Exchange Group plc

Gavin Sullivan / Lucie Holloway / Ramesh Chhabra (Press Office)

+44 20 7797 1222

Paul Froud (Investor Relations)

+44 20 7797 3322

Anthony Cardew (Cardew Group)

+44 20 7930 0777

Lucas van Praag (Fitzroy Communications)

+1 212 498 9772

 

Deutsche Börse AG

 

Grit Beecken (Press Office)

+49 69 211 15004

Jan Strecker (Investor Relations)

+49 69 211 12433

 

Appendix A:

 

The aggregate fees and expenses which are expected to be incurred by HoldCo in connection with the Merger are estimated to amount to approximately GBP504,000 plus applicable VAT. This aggregate number consists of the following categories:

 

 

GBP (low)

GBP (high)

EUR (low)

EUR (high)

Financial and corporate broking advice…

-

-

-

-

Legal advice……………………………..

-

-

-

-

Accounting advice………………………

-

-

-

-

Public relations advice…………………..

-

-

-

-

Other……………………………………..

489,000

504,000

567,000

584,000

Total……………………………………..

489,000

504,000

567,000

584,000

 

 

The aggregate fees and expenses which are expected to be incurred by LSEG in connection with the Merger are estimated to amount to up to approximately GBP175.222 million plus applicable VAT. This aggregate number consists of the following categories:

 

 

GBP (low)

GBP (high)

EUR (low)

EUR (high)

Financial and corporate broking advice…

  87,409,000

  97,709,000

101,333,000

113,274,000

Legal advice……………………………..

  55,366,000

  62,416,000

 64,186,000

 72,359,000

Accounting advice………………………

    5,170,000

    6,438,000

 5,994,000

 7,464,000

Public relations advice…………………..

    1,315,000

    1,825,000

 1,524,000

 2,116,000

Other…………………………………….

    4,109,000

    6,834,000

 4,764,000

 7,923,000

Total…………………………………….

153,369,000

175,222,000

177,801,000

203,136,000

 

 

The aggregate fees and expenses which are expected to be incurred by Deutsche Börse in connection with the Merger are estimated to amount to up to approximately EUR150 million plus applicable VAT. This aggregate number consists of the following categories:

 

 

GBP (low)

GBP (high)

EUR (low)

EUR (high)

Financial and corporate broking advice…

  50,030,000

  50,893,000

58,000,000

59,000,000

Legal advice……………………………..

  47,011,000

  49,168,000

54,500,000

57,000,000

Accounting advice………………………

    3,450,000

    4,313,000

4,000,000

5,000,000

Public relations advice…………………..

    3,882,000

    4,744,000

4,500,000

5,500,000

Other……………………………………..

  18,546,000

  20,271,000

21,500,000

23,500,000

Total……………………………………..

122,919,000

129,389,000

142,500,000

150,000,000

 

Where amounts are shown in both Euro and sterling an exchange rate of 1.1593 has been used, which was derived from data provided by Bloomberg as at 5:00pm London Time on 3 February 2017.

 

 

Overseas jurisdictions

The release, publication or distribution of this announcement in jurisdictions other than the United Kingdom may be restricted by law and therefore any persons who are subject to the laws of any jurisdiction other than the United Kingdom should inform themselves about, and observe, any applicable requirements. The information disclosed in this announcement may not be the same as that which would have been disclosed if this announcement had been prepared in accordance with the laws of jurisdictions outside the United Kingdom.

Publication of this announcement

In accordance with Rule 26.1 of the Code, a copy of this announcement will be available on the website of LSEG at www.lseg.com and the website of HoldCo at www.mergerdocuments-db-lseg.com by no later than 12 noon (London time) on the business day following this announcement. The content of the websites referred to in this announcement are not incorporated into and do not form part of this announcement.

 

 


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