IntercontinentalExchange Receives European Commission Approval for NYSE Euronext Acquisition

IntercontinentalExchange , a leading operator of global markets and clearing houses, received notification from the European Commission on June 24 th that ICE's proposed acquisition of NYSE Euronext has been approved unconditionally. The completion of the transaction is subject to final approval from the Euronext College of Regulators, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and other national financial regulators.

Said Jeffrey C. Sprecher , ICE Chairman and CEO: "We welcome the decision by the European Commission. We will continue to work with the relevant national regulators during the process of reviewing and completing the transaction."

IntercontinentalExchange (NYSE: ICE) is a leading operator of regulated exchanges and clearing houses serving the risk management needs of global markets for agricultural, credit, currency, emissions, energy and equity index products. www.theice.com. The following are trademarks of IntercontinentalExchange , Inc. and/or its affiliated companies: IntercontinentalExchange , ICE, ICE and block design, ICE Futures Europe, ICE Clear Europe, ICE Clear Canada, ICE Clear US, ICE Clear Credit, ICE Futures U.S., and ICE OTC.

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