LSEG responds to HKEX 32bn offer
September 11, 2019

The London Stock Exchange issued the following brief notice today in reaction to news of a 32bn from Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing.

"The Board of London Stock Exchange Group plc notes the announcement from Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited and confirms that HKEX has made an unsolicited, preliminary and highly conditional proposal to acquire the entire share capital of LSEG.

"The Board of LSEG will consider this proposal and will make a further announcement in due course.

"LSEG remains committed to and continues to make good progress on its proposed acquisition of Refinitiv Holdings Ltd as announced on 1 August 2019. A circular is expected to be posted to LSEG shareholders in November 2019 to seek their approval of the transaction."





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The London Stock Exchange issued the following brief notice today in reaction to news of a 32bn from Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing.

"The Board of London Stock Exchange Group plc notes the announcement from Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited and confirms that HKEX has made an unsolicited, preliminary and highly conditional proposal to acquire the entire share capital of LSEG.

"The Board of LSEG will consider this proposal and will make a further announcement in due course.

"LSEG remains committed to and continues to make good progress on its proposed acquisition of Refinitiv Holdings Ltd as announced on 1 August 2019. A circular is expected to be posted to LSEG shareholders in November 2019 to seek their approval of the transaction."



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