Deutsche Borse Sweetens the Pot for NYSE: Part II

June 7, 2011

Even though Deutsche Borse and NYSE successfully vanquished NASDAQ’s rival bid, investors still needed a little more incentive to vote for the transaction.  So, Deutsche Borse is sweetening the pot.  Again.

NYSE’s justification for the special dividend is interesting:

The ability to provide a special dividend underscores the strength of the combined group, which will be a global leader across the spectrum of capital markets services, including derivatives trading and risk management, capital raising and equities trading. . .

This may be true, but the message this dividend sends is clear:  hold on to your shares and vote for the merger.


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