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HKEx completes LME acquisition

06 December 2012  |  3763 views  |  0 Source: Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEx) and LME Holdings Limited (LME Holdings), the parent company of The London Metal Exchange Limited (LME), are pleased to announce that the acquisition of the entire issued ordinary share capital of LME Holdings by HKEx has completed today.

Completion was effected by the delivery of the relevant court orders to the Registrar of Companies for England and Wales.

The transaction brings together the leading operator of exchanges and clearing houses in Asia, with the world's leading non-ferrous base metals trading venue.

Charles Li, Chief Executive of HKEx said, "We are delighted that, as of today, the LME is formally part of the HKEx group. We are confident that this partnership will deliver enormous benefits over time as we leverage our relationships and knowledge to build on LME's strong global position."

Martin Abbott, Chief Executive of the LME said, "The LME will remain the world's foremost base metals exchange thanks to HKEx's position in Asia, its infrastructure and resources. We begin a new chapter today but the LME is more secure than at any point in its 135-year history."

LME Holdings Directorate Changes
As the Scheme is now effective, the following directors resigned from the Board of LME Holdings:

Stephen Branton-Speak, Jim Coupland, Gabriela Grillo, Noel Harwerth, James Land, Nat le Roux, Michael Overlander, Gavin Prentice, David Rough and Fabian Somerville-Cotton.

Martin Abbott and Sir Brian Bender (Chairman) remain as directors of LME Holdings.
Chow Chung Kong, Romnesh Lamba and Charles Li join the Board of LME Holdings.

LME Directorate Changes
As the Scheme is now effective, the following directors resigned from the Board of LME:

Stephen Branton-Speak, Catherine Claydon, Jim Coupland, Gabriela Grillo, Richard Laing, James Land, Mike Lockwood, Michael Overlander, Gavin Prentice and Fabian Somerville-Cotton.

Martin Abbott and Sir Brian Bender (Chairman) remain as directors of LME.

Chow Chung Kong, David Graham, John Harrison, Noel Harwerth, Romnesh Lamba, Nat le Roux and Charles Li join the Board of LME.

Scheme Shareholders will be entitled to receive £107.60 for each Scheme Share held. Cheques will be dispatched on or before 20 December 2012.

Any capitalised term used but not defined in this announcement has the same meaning as given to it in the Scheme Document dated 9 July 2012 (the Scheme Document).

Chow Chung Kong, Romnesh Lamba and Charles Li join the Board of LME Holdings.

LME Directorate Changes

As the Scheme is now effective, the following directors resigned from the Board of LME:
Stephen Branton-Speak, Catherine Claydon, Jim Coupland, Gabriela Grillo, Richard Laing, James Land, Mike Lockwood, Michael Overlander, Gavin Prentice and Fabian Somerville-Cotton.

Martin Abbott and Sir Brian Bender (Chairman) remain as directors of LME.

Chow Chung Kong, David Graham, John Harrison, Noel Harwerth, Romnesh Lamba, Nat le Roux and Charles Li join the Board of LME.

Scheme Shareholders will be entitled to receive £107.60 for each Scheme Share held. Cheques will be dispatched on or before 20 December 2012.

Any capitalised term used but not defined in this announcement has the same meaning as given to it in the Scheme Document dated 9 July 2012 (the Scheme Document). 

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