Brussels, 24 October 2017 - Euroclear is today pleased to announce the acquisition by Intercontinental Exchange Inc. (ICE) of the RBS Group’s shareholding in the company, equivalent to 4.7% of the total shares in issue, subject to completion of all required documents.
In accordance with the company’s Articles of Association, the request to register the transfer the shares to ICE was reviewed and approved by the Euroclear Plc Board.
Marc Antoine Autheman, Chairman of Euroclear Plc, commented: "On behalf of the Euroclear Plc Board, I am very pleased to welcome Intercontinental Exchange as a new, committed and engaged shareholder. The addition of ICE to our shareholder base further strengthens our position as an independent, profit moderated infrastructure that helps assure the efficiency, stability and safety of the global financial markets.”
Lieve Mostrey, CEO of Euroclear group added: “ICE’s investment reflects the attractiveness of Euroclear's neutral open architecture model to players in the capital markets ecosystem, including other market infrastructures.
The collaborative nature of our model allows us to deliver both a diversified range of solutions that respond to the evolving needs of our clients around the world, and generate value for our shareholders.“