On May 4, 2011, Alpha Beta Netherlands Holding N.V. (the "bidder") published the offer document (the "offer document") regarding its voluntary public takeover offer ("exchange offer") to the shareholders of Deutsche Börse Aktiengesellschaft ("Deutsche Börse") to acquire their shares in Deutsche Börse (ISIN DE0005810055) ("Deutsche Börse Shares") against a consideration of one share in the bidder (ISIN NL0009766997) for one Deutsche Börse Share.
The acceptance period for the exchange offer expired on midnight, at the end of July 13, 2011 (Central European Daylight Savings Time), the additional acceptance period for the exchange offer expired on midnight, at the end of August 1, 2011 (Central European Daylight Savings Time). The period pursuant to Section 39c of the German Securities Acquisition and Takeover Act (Wertpapiererwerbs- und Übernahmegesetz) expired midnight at the end of November 4, 2011 (Central European Time).
Pursuant to section 14.1 of the offer document, the exchange offer and the agreements which come into existence as a result of accepting the exchange offer are subject to various completion conditions. The bidder hereby publishes that the completion condition set forth in section 14.1 (b) (ii) (expiration or termination of the waiting period including any extension thereof, applicable to the combination pursuant to the HSR Act) has been satisfied. Therefore, all completion conditions set forth in section 14.1 have been satisfied or waived, except for the completion conditions set forth in section 14.1 (b) (i) (EU Commission competition approval) and section 14.1 (f) (i) - (ix), as well as (xi) - (xix) (other approvals). The completion conditions set forth in section 14.1 (b) (i) and (f) (i) - (ix), as well as (xi) - (xix) must each be satisfied no later than March 31, 2012.